Samantha Joseph

Property Owner Fights City of Miami in Quest to Demolish Its Own Building

Samantha Joseph

When Miami ordered Babylon International Inc. to repair a run-down building or face its demolition, the property owner took it up on the offer.

Miami Investors Must Pay $8M Judgment Despite Heavy Losses

Samantha Joseph

Investors who lost millions on a luxury project right before the housing market collapsed couldn't convince the courts to rule in their favor against the man who brought them into the deal.

'Let the World Enjoy My Bald Head': A Lawyer Fights Cancer

Samantha Joseph

Real estate attorney David Podein describes his law school-era bout with cancer.

New Troubles for Embattled Loan Servicer Ocwen

Samantha Joseph

New troubles are brewing for embattled mortgage loan servicer Ocwen Financial Corp., hit Thursday with two high-profile lawsuits by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi.

Both Sides Claim Victory in Wynwood Real Estate Dispute

Samantha Joseph

After years of litigation, a patient Miami developer acquired a prime parcel in Wynwood for about $400,000 below the purchase price in his lease.

HSBC Challenges Foreclosure Dismissal Amid Claims of 'Unclean Hands'

Samantha Joseph

Defeating a motion to dismiss, HSBC Bank USA N.A. can move ahead with its appeal of part of a circuit court ruling that left it facing sanctions for "unclean hands" in a foreclosure case.

Fla. Appeals Court Revives Suit Against Bank of America

Samantha Joseph

The court looked leniently on the suit from a pro se plaintiff who claimed the bank illegally locked her out of her Miami home without a foreclosure judgment.

'Sequestering' Condo Rental Income Improper Without Pleading, Appeals Court Rules

Samantha Joseph

Deutsche Bank National Trust went too far when it "sequestered" rental income from a condominium in foreclosure, Florida's Third District Court of Appeal found.

Arguing Lack of Standing to Foreclose? Don't Expect Attorneys' Fees

Samantha Joseph

Borrowers seeking attorneys' fees on appeal can't have it both ways when it comes to lenders' legal standing to foreclose.

Trump Company Faces $400k in Legal Fees to Fight $32K Lien

Samantha Joseph

A Trump company fighting a roughly $32,500 bill could end up paying more than 10 times as much in litigation costs.

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