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Roy A. Diaz is the Managing Shareholder of Diaz, Anselmo Lindberg, P.A. The firm provides representation in Florida, Illinois, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Wisconsin and Michigan. Diaz has been a member of the Florida Bar since 1988. He has concentrated his practice in the areas of real estate, litigation, and bankruptcy. He has represented lenders, servicers of both conventional and GSE loans, private investors, and real estate developers throughout his career with an emphasis on the mortgage servicing industry for over 25 years.

Court Decision Vacated Over Debt Collection Practices

Multiple courts throughout the United States are addressing claims brought against debt collectors for alleged violations of § 1692c(b) of the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act (“FDCPA” or the “Act”) and reaching conflicting conclusions. The Eleventh Circuit granted rehearing and issued ...

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Post-Moratorium Conditions and Concerns

Editor's note: This story originally appeared in the January edition of DS News, available here.  In the effort to make our way through the impact of an unprecedented pandemic, every industry in our country has made necessary adjustments to a very ...

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Legal Insights: HUD Compliance and Foreclosure Dismissals

Earlier this month, the Fourth DCA of Florida reversed a circuit court’s dismissal of Lakeview Loan Servicing, LLC’s (“Lakeview” or “the Bank”) foreclosure complaint. Lakeview Loan Servicing v. Walcott-Barr. The DCA found the Bank presented sufficient evidence to show it ...

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Ohio Courts Add Program to Expedite Settlement Process

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Ohio recently announced a Mortgage Modification Mediation Program (MMM Program) to facilitate negotiations and expedite the settlement process between debtors and creditors within the bankruptcy proceedings. “The MMM Program shall ...

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Court Ruling: When Can Banks Foreclose?

A legal expert examines a recent decision in Florida where a defendant claimed the foreclosing bank didn’t properly prove the right to foreclose. The Court disagreed, and here’s why.

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Florida Court Reverses Dismissal in Foreclosure Case

Florida’s Second District Court of Appeals reversed a judgment of dismissal entered against U.S. Bank and in favor of mortgagor Charles Engle concluding the lower court erred when it held the bank failed to establish a prima facie case for ...

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