Massachusetts, Florida Look to Wrap Up Foreclosure Due Process

By: Thursday March 1, 2012 7:07 am

As much as state and federal officials want to describe the foreclosure fraud settlement as a beginning, in many respects it was most certainly an ending. Analysts invested in the meme that “uncertainty” was crippling the housing market now are heavily invested in saying that the clearing of this uncertainty through the settlement will speed [...]

Florida’s Rocket Docket Coming to an End

By: Thursday May 19, 2011 1:56 pm

One of the first stories to pique my curiosity in the foreclosure crisis was the Kafkaesque “rocket docket” in Florida. Individuals seeking due process in foreclosure cases were getting as little as 20 seconds in court. The special courts were set up seemingly to push along foreclosures in assembly-line fashion. I remember asking Rep. Kendrick [...]

Let Me Welcome Matt Taibbi to the Foreclosure Fraud Crisis

By: Friday November 12, 2010 6:10 am

Matt Taibbi’s on a book tour for his new book Griftopia (FDL Book Salon November 27), but he somehow managed to spend an hour at one of the “rocket docket” foreclosure hearings in Florida, ground zero for the foreclosure fraud crisis. And he used his typical colorful style to describe what happened there: Their stated [...]

Florida Rocket Docket Reveals Need for Moratorium

By: Wednesday October 13, 2010 7:50 am

If you still think that a world without foreclosures is like a world without sunshine, and that a moratorium would be CATASTROPHIC!!!, you need to take a look at what’s been happening in Florida. The state, with its major housing crash, has become the hub of foreclosure fraud, with the state government making an effort [...]

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