Friday, October 29, 2010

Firm wins Two Foreclosure Cases in 24 Hours

Thanks to the efforts of the Miami and Melbourne offices of Shuster & Saben, two of our clients no longer have foreclosure lawsuits pending against their homes. On Thursday, October 28, 2010, Thomas Willis of the firm’s Miami and Doral offices was in at the Miami-Dade Courthouse for a status conference and docket sounding in a foreclosure case that the firm has defended for nearly two years. The status conference hearing was set on the Court’s own motion and attendance was mandatory for the attorneys for both sides. The bank was represented by a large “foreclose mill” whose lawyer failed to appear. The Court then granted our firm’s oral motion to dismiss the case for the bank's lawyer's failure to attend the Court ordered hearing.

On Friday, October 29, 2010, Richard Shuster of the firm's Melbourne office was in court in Brevard County on a motion to dismiss filed on behalf of the firm’s Cocoa, Florida client. The client came to the firm when his case was approximately a year old. Firm attorney, Richard Shuster, noticed that there had been no activity in the case for over ten months. The firm accepted the case and waited an additional six weeks until there had been a year and a day since the last record activity. Once the bank’s law firm, went over a year without any record activity, Shuster & Saben moved to dismiss the case for lack of prosecution. After our motion was filed the bank discharged their counsel and hired new attorneys. The new attorneys argued that the file should not be dismissed because the case was in a “loss mitigation hold.” The Court rejected these arguments and dismissed the case.

In both of the above cases the firm will now seek attorney’s fees against the bank. If the firm, on behalf of our clients, recovers attorney’s fees from the banks most of the fees recovered will go to our clients to reimburse their legal expenses.

About Shuster & Saben: Shuster & Saben, LLC is a litigation firm that defends foreclosure cases from the firm's four offices located in Miami, Doral, Plantation / Fort Lauderdale, and Melbourne. We believe that going to Court in person (instead of by phone) makes a difference. This is why we have multiple offices and do not take cases in Tampa, Jacksonville, the Panhandle,and other places that are to far to reach from one of our offices. If we can't help you we won't take your case. If you live in an area where we do not practice we can tell you who in your area fights foreclosure cases with skill and passion.

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