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Florida foreclosure attorney says shift in laws harms homeowners

Charmaine Little Sep. 15, 2017, 10:02am

A foreclosure defense attorney is concerned that a "shift" in foreclosure laws serves banks more than homeowners after a foreclosure appeal in the 4th District Court of Appeal ended in a bank's favor.

4th District Court of Appeal dismisses voluntary arbitration appeal

Charmaine Little Sep. 15, 2017, 9:51am

The 4th District Court of Appeal has dismissed a case involving voluntary binding arbitration based on Florida statutes, according to a recent opinion.

Class-action member fights attorney's fees in $9.7 million settlement involving ACE USA Inc.

Charmaine Little Sep. 12, 2017, 9:14am

A class member in a Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) lawsuit has ruffled feathers as he challenged the attorney’s fees requested in a $9.7 million settlement.

Florida Supreme Court remands case involving incapacitated person's right to marry

Charmaine Little Sep. 8, 2017, 3:05pm

The Florida Supreme Court has quashed the decision of a lower court in a case concerning whether a marriage can be voided, according to an Aug. 31 court opinion.

Dispute over divorced couple's assets continues after ruling by Florida Fourth District Court of Appeal

Charmaine Little Jul. 24, 2017, 9:57pm

A divorced couple is still having trouble with divvying up their assets, according to a July 5 opinion by the Florida Fourth District Court of Appeals.

4th District Court of Appeal remands case involving testimony of nicotine addiction

Charmaine Little Jul. 12, 2017, 6:07pm

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — The 4th District Court of Appeal has remanded a case in which a trial court didn't allow testimony of a woman's addiction to nicotine.

Fi-Pompano Rehab can compel arbitration, appeals court says

Charmaine Little Jul. 12, 2017, 5:39pm

BROWARD COUNTY — The 4th District Court of Appeal has remanded a case in which a rehab center was seeking to compel arbitration, according to the July 5 opinion.

Divorce case involving property in U.S. Virgin Islands remanded

Charmaine Little Jul. 12, 2017, 5:25pm

WEST PALM BEACH — An appeals court has remanded a divorce case involving the value of a property in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

4th District Court of Appeal reverses, remands case involving misnamed trust

Charmaine Little Jul. 11, 2017, 3:22pm

BROWARD COUNTY — A Florida bank didn’t have to execute burden of proof in a case involving a trust, according to a 4th District Court of Appeal opinion.

Foreclosure not outside statute of limitations, 5th District Court of Appeal rules

Charmaine Little Jul. 11, 2017, 2:59pm

FLAGLER COUNTY — The 5th District Court of Appeal has affirmed a trial court ruling that a Florida couple's foreclosure was not outside the statute of limitations.

Florida appeals court sends case involving surplus funds to lower court

Charmaine Little Jul. 6, 2017, 2:43pm

MARION COUNTY — A case involving property owners who claimed a lower court incorrectly paid out surplus funds following a foreclosure has been remanded to a lower court, according to a recent opinion from the 5th District Court of Appeal.

New hearing ordered in business dispute involving E-Commerce Coffee Club, Miga Holdings

Charmaine Little Jul. 6, 2017, 2:27pm

BROWARD COUNTY — The 5th District Court of Appeal has reversed and remanded a case in which a dispute arose following the purchase a business.

5th District Court of Appeal partially dismisses widow's case against possible creditors

Charmaine Little Jul. 5, 2017, 4:13pm

BREVARD COUNTY — The 5th District Court of Appeal partially dismissed and reversed lower court rulings in a case involving a Florida widow and her late husband's estate and possible creditors.

Pacetta case involving Ponce Inlet remanded to lower court

Charmaine Little Jul. 5, 2017, 3:21pm

VOLUSIA COUNTY — The ongoing case between a town and developers continues as the 5th District Court of Appeal remands the case.

Appeals court rules in favor of Fannie Mae in foreclosure case

Charmaine Little Jun. 28, 2017, 2:38pm

SUMTER COUNTY — The 5th District Court of Appeal recently ruled in favor of Fannie Mae in a foreclosure case involving Black Point Assets Inc.

Appeals court grants foreclosure of Brevard County home for PNC Bank

Charmaine Little Jun. 27, 2017, 2:54pm

BREVARD COUNTY — A Florida homeowner’s claim of “unclean hands” against PNC Bank, National Association was not enough to prevent foreclosure, according to a 5th District Court of Appeal opinion.

Florida's Fourth District Court of Appeal says 'no evidence' that man stalked his ex

Charmaine Little Jun. 22, 2017, 7:42pm

A Florida appeals court recently reversed a lower court's decision to grant a woman a protective order from a man she had accused of stalking.

Wells Fargo Bank wins appeal in foreclosure case

Charmaine Little Jun. 21, 2017, 12:35pm

Florida's Fourth District Court of Appeal recently ruled against a Florida homeowner in a foreclosure case.

Appeals court rules in favor of J.P. Morgan Securities in $25 million investment case

Charmaine Little Jun. 21, 2017, 12:26pm

A $25 million investment that went awry for a Florida company recently ended with an appeal before Florida's Fifth District Court of Appeal.

Florida's Fifth District Court of Appeal reverses decision in favor of Deutsche Bank National Trust Company

Charmaine Little Jun. 21, 2017, 12:25pm

Florida's Fifth District Court of Appeal recently reversed a lower court's decision to rule against a lender in Volusia County in a foreclosure appeal.