Tag Archives: foreclosure

foreclosure attorney faces hard times, sued by investors

poor bastard…………………..

“David J. Stern may be the best-known beneficiary of the foreclosure boom, having made millions in recent years from evictions processed by his law firm, the largest of its kind in Florida. But when he took part of his firm public early last year, he had plenty of help from a constellation of investors also looking to cash in on people losing their homes.”

“As the Florida attorney general’s office continues to investigate whether Mr. Stern’s law firm falsified documents in order to speed up foreclosures, the firm has lost its biggest clients, including Citibank and Fannie Mae. Many of DJSP’s executives have left the company, and it has laid off about 80 percent of its 1,200 employees.”

read more here:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/02/business/02stern.html

11% of all homes are now vacant

more to follow

http://www.cnbc.com/id/41355854

lifeline bankruptcy as a fix for the foreclosure/housing problem?

“We could easily pass a streamlined, modified version of bankruptcy just for this crisis. Adam Levitin has proposed this with his Chapter M for Mortgage bankruptcy. It would remove foreclosure actions from state court to federal bankruptcy court. Successful petitions can be offered a standardized pre-packaged bankruptcy plan. The plan would be based on HAMP modification guidelines (interest rate reduction to achieve 31% DTI goal, but without federal funding) plus cramdown to address negative equity.”

read more here:

http://news.firedoglake.com/2011/01/31/why-lifeline-bankruptcy-could-squeeze-in-through-the-back-door/

ohio judges getting tough with banks over foreclosures

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http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/local_news/stories/2011/01/30/local-judges-get-tough-with-foreclosure-documents.html?sid=101&utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter