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VOTE NO ON 87 AND 1666!
GREAT JOB TO THE SOUTH FLORIDA CREW FOR STANDING UP FOR CONSUMER RIGHTS….
PLEASE REACH OUT TO EVAN ROSEN AND TELL HIM THANK YOU FOR STANDING UP FOR ALL FLORIDIANS!
- Government will make it easier for the banks to take your property!
- Threaten your due process and property rights!
- US Constitution
- Fifth Amendment: “No person shall be… deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law.”
- Fourteenth Amendment: “No state shall… deprive any person of life, liberty or property, without the due process of law.”
- Florida Constitution, Article 1
- Section 2: BASIC RIGHTS of all persons – “…right to enjoy and defend life and liberty… and to acquire, possess and protect property…”
- Section 9: DUE PROCESS – “No person shall be deprived of life, liberty or property without due process of law…”
- US Constitution
Have you noticed what’s happening all around you? The state and federal governments are turning against the people that are in foreclosure and they are attacking. The governments are attacking and now the banks are attacking as well. And just so you don’t think I’m being dramatic, I will be very specific about what I’m saying. The banks settled with the governments, they paid pitifully small fines but those sums were not really fines, they were bribes, payola, payoffs.
They got to walk away from their crime sprees but that’s not all, they also got clearance, free reign to focus all their energy and resources on the taxpayer, the consumer whose tax dollars were used to bail them out. And they are doing it.
In Florida, the facts are especially stark. You no longer hear any public official talking about the banking criminals or their crime spree, although their crime spree still infects many of the hundreds of thousands of foreclosure cases still pending in Florida courts.
Their settlement agreements required them to disclose their crimes to the people that are the victims of their crimes, and to the courts…but they are not doing so. Surprised?
There is zero talk of consequence and all talk about punishing consumers, and the attorneys that dare to stand with them with all this fury to
CLEAR THE FORECLOSURE BACKLOG!
Someone has convinced state policy makers that keeping families in their homes should not be a priority, but that we should all be working to grant foreclosure sales more quickly.
While other states, like California are increasing public protections, the Florida Legislature is aggressively pursuing legislation that will strip consumers of important due process protections. Secret hearings behind close doors. Unelected senior judges. Paying into the court as a condition of making any kind of defense. All these things and more are being leveled against you, the consumer because you are the enemy.
That’s what House Bill 87 and Senate Bill 1666 want to deliver to citizens of this state. Are you willing to fight back? Are you willing to stand up not just for yourself, but for all consumers in this state? You must be willing to fight or there simply is no hope.
The attorneys and activists who are standing up for consumers and for the rule of law are suffering heavy casualties. Just yesterday, another good soldier in this fight for all of us received a major attack. But it’s not just an attack on her personally, it’s an attack on all of us. We are all going to stand up and fight for her, because we cannot let the kind of serious attacks that they are making go unchallenged.
Won’t you stand up and pitch in? Won’t you join the fight? Call your legislators and tell them,
I’m Just in Foreclosure…>>I’M NOT AN ENEMY OF THE STATE!
URGENT! CALL YOUR LEGISLATORS! Thursday March 7, 2012- COMMITTEE MEETING
TOMORROW, FLORIDA’S HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES WILL VOTE ON FORECLOSURE “REFORM” LEGISLATION.
CALL THESE LEGISLATORS NOW AND DEMAND THAT THEY VOTE
NO! ON HOUSE BILL 87!
(READ THE FULL BILL HERE)
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Florida House Bill 87....Unconstitutional, And Wrong For Florida!
The “crisis” the continues to impact the prosecution of foreclosure cases in Florida is no crisis at all. Quite the contrary. The fact that foreclosures have slowed in this state is a reflection that our state’s elected circuit court judges finally recognized the fraud and the crimes that were being committed in their courtrooms and slowed down the mad rush that the banks were making toward foreclosure.
The 49 State Attorney General Settlement and the OCC Settlement, along with the indictment of Docx, LLC’s Lorraine Brown are not the conclusion of the punishment…these events are merely the first step….the admission (finally) that what we on the defense advocacy side have been saying all along was true.
But what is the reaction of Florida’s elected Republican leaders? Why they want to grant the banks a get out of jail free card. They want to reward the banks for their criminality and fraud and make foreclosures easier.
And whose really driving this bill? The title insurance companies. Yes, the insurance companies. The very companies that were all too willing to accept the premium dollars, paid for in many instances with taxpayer dollars, knowing full well that their agents were engaging in misconduct. And now those insurance companies are doing just what insurance companies do….they want to avoid the liability they face.
But that’s just one aspect……we should also note that the bill in its current form is probably unconstitutional in many ways and in several distinct areas. There are lawyers on these committees that will be voting on this bill. Let’s just see whether they recognize and respect the oath they took to faithfully serve The People and The Constitution, or whether they fold in for those tired old party and personal benefits…….
The reviews showed that Bank of America engaged in certain types of abuses systematically Read more at http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2013/01/bank-of-america-foreclosure-reviews-new-part-iii.html#0MhIDRUdCxGFOgAg.99
As we described in earlier posts in this series (Executive Summary and Part II), OCC/Federal Reserve foreclosure reviews meant to provide compensation to abused homeowners were abruptly shut down at the beginning of January as the result of a settlement with ten major servicers. Whistleblowers from the biggest, Bank of America, provide compelling evidence that the bank and its independent consultant, Promontory Financial Group, went to considerable lengths to suppress any findings of harm to homeowners.
These whistleblowers, who reviewed over 1600 files and tested hundreds more in the attenuated start up period, saw abundant evidence of serious damage to borrowers. Their estimates vary because they performed different tests and thus focused on different records and issues. When asked to estimate the percentage of harm and serious harm they found, the lowest estimate of harm was 30% and the majority estimated harm at or over 90%. Their estimates of serious harm ranged from 10% to 80%.