Suing everyone under the sun

Anyone that has ever worked with a Mortgage Foreclosure complaint will know that when most Plaintiffs file Mortgage Foreclosure complaints, they join almost everyone under the sun as a Defendant. From the face of it, this mysterious person simply known as Unknown Tenant might be the most sued person in state of Florida. Numerous Mortgage…

Importance of The Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA)

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has recently promulgated new regulations pertaining to the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA).  RESPA is the all-important Congressional legislation that was enacted to protect homeowners by ensuring they are well informed prior to and during the lending process.  The most recent legislation went into effect on January 10, 2014….

What is Mediation?

When words such as litigation, lawsuit, or court action are used, many people often conger up images of two lawyers fiercely battling it out in front of a judge and jury at trial. This is not always the case; in fact this is rarely the case, since over 95 percent of all civil litigation settles before trial according to most surveys.

Slip and Fall? You May Be Entitled to Compensation

It’s Friday evening and you’ve had a long day at work.  Before heading home you decide to stop by your local grocery store and grab a pint of your favorite ice cream.  As you are walking down the freezer aisle heading towards the ice cream section, you slip and fall on a puddle of water. …

Laches; What in the world is that?

When I first heard of laches in law school, I thought it was somebody getting whipped.  Perhaps because it reminded me of the word “látigo” in Spanish, which translates into “whip” in English, or because it sounds like someone is getting “lashes.”   Neither I, nor anyone else I knew, ever heard this word. Of course,…