Foreclosure Defense Florida

Attorney General Pam Bondi Asserts Banks Are Not Complying With The National Mortgage Settlement And Finally Addresses Foreclosure Fraud

Okay, the following is just a delusion.   The citizens of the State of Florida are not represented by elected officials that serve the public interest.   Instead, we have an installed corporately-controlled oligarchy who believes the primary function of state government is not to protect the public interest, but to support, protect and encourage corporate abuses.
The philosophy articulated by Florida’s ruling class is a fearful one…it presents that corporations will not take advantage of the opportunity to do business in this state unless they are able to take advantage of and abuse the consumers that they wish to do business with.   And so what you see from the legislative and executive branches are consistent policies that favor corporate abuses and ignore the needs, the interests and the rights of consumers.
A perfect example of these over-arching policies in practice is the state’s treatment of Florida’s Unfair And Deceptive Trade Practices Act, and all consumer protection laws generally.
The Florida Legislature has consistently watered them down such that they provide little in the way of meaningful protection and they, accordingly, serve as little deterrent. Next, the entirety of the state’s executive branch act as servants to the corporations, direct quid pro quo so that the waves of campaign cash, contributions and corporate employments continue   to crash down upon the ruling corporate bodies…and their staff.
This is why it’s more important, more crucial, more essential than ever that Florida’s judicial branch be strong, well-funded and independent from the gross political realities that play out in this state from Pensacola to Key West and everywhere in between.   Florida’s courts, and all of Florida’s judges struggle under more pressures than ever before, with funding cuts and constant reductions of all they need to do their job properly.
And what’s worse, our elected circuit court judges….those hard working and very smart jurists who live and work in our communities suffer under a very specific gag order…they are forbidden from speaking out, forbidden from communicating with the men, the women, the children that they took an oath so serve.   This of course is terribly, terribly disturbing.   Corporations run roughshod over all of us, with the support, encouragement and power of both the legislative and executive branches, but the judges we elect cannot speak out at all…..something has got to change.
That’s reality in Florida, the following is a dream:
TALLAHASSEE -Attorney General Pam Bondi today sent a letter to Joseph A. Smith, Jr. head of the Office of Mortgage Settlement Oversight to alert him to concerns that certain terms of the National Mortgage Settlement are not being met by the banks that signed on.
” As we continue to sort through the aftermath of the mortgage foreclosure crisis, Michigan Florida homeowners can rest assured that we will hold all five banks accountable to the terms of the national morgtage settlement,” said Schuette Bondi.
” I take any violations of the requirements of the settlement very seriously, and as a member of the monitoring committee, will work closely with all involved to ensure that the settlement is properly enforced,” noted Schuette Bondi in the letter to Smith.
Schuette Bondi also acknowledged the concerns of New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman regarding banks not adhering to the required customer service standards:
” In particular, issues regarding servicers responding to borrowers in a timely manner to requests for modifications, servicers failing to notify borrowers of deficiencies in their applications for modification, giving borrowers time to supplement applications when necessary, timely decision making, and all the other servicing standards imposed by the settlement impact borrowers in a very real and direct way.”

One Comment

  • Elise says:

    Here is some more fuel to add to the fire…
    As the NSA whistleblower told Wired Magazine over a year ago, ” we are this far from a turnkey totalitarian state”, all we can add is “we are now in a full-blown totalitarian state.”
    Watergate Was For Amateurs: Justice Department Spied For Months On Associated Press Reporters
    Submitted by Tyler Durden on 05/13/2013 – 17:12
    And so the final curtain falls on the myth of what was supposed to be, in its own words, the “most transparent administration” in history. As it turns out, the big Friday story of Bloomberg journalists snooping on its clients was just amateur hour compared to what the AP was about to serve. In fact, the Watergate affair may soon appear like a walk in the park compared to the First Amendment shitstorm that is about to be unleashed following the just reported news that the US Department of Justice had “secretly obtained two months of telephone records of reporters and editors for The Associated Press in what the news cooperative’s top executive called a “massive and unprecedented intrusion” into how news organizations gather the news.” First amendment? Freedom of speech and press? Surely not when it comes to the Nobel-peace prize winning President and those who dare to expose his secret ways. And what’s worst, is that the AP breach has all the makings of a spiteful hack driven by personal vengeance against one of America’s premier news outlets.

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