Category: Florida

Paved with good intentions

9 December, 2010 (17:56) | Apartments, Florida, Foreclosure, Landlords, Law, Rental, Subprime, US News |

By: David A. Smith    I had good intentions, m’lud   “Thieves respect property. They merely wish the property to become their property that they may more perfectly respect it.” – G. K. Chesterton, The Wisdom of Father Brown   “Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies because they become fashions.” – G. K. Chesterton […]

Slaughterhouse five: Part 3, sentence first, verdict afterwards!

15 October, 2010 (11:06) | Florida, Foreclosure, Homeownership, Law, Litigation, Regulation, Subprime, US News |

[Continued from yesterday’s Part 2 and the preceding Part 1.]   By: David A. Smith   After spending two parts of this post dismissing various procedural defenses to foreclosure – and perhaps taking longer to do so than some of Florida’s judges, if the inferences in a New York Times article are valid, we had […]

Slaughterhouse five: Part 2, kill ‘em all, let God sort ‘em out?

14 October, 2010 (13:29) | Florida, Foreclosure, Homeownership, Law, Litigation, Regulation, Subprime, US News |

[Continued from yesterday’s Part 1.]   By: David A. Smith   Yesterday, in reviewing a New York Times profile of Florida’s overflowing foreclosure courts, we saw that a system designed to handle normal-times’ delinquencies builds in procedural requirements and timetables that are perfectly manageable for both sides when case load increases manifold.    471,000 such […]

Slaughterhouse five: Part 1, battlefield surgery and rough justice

13 October, 2010 (09:55) | Florida, Foreclosure, Homeownership, Law, Litigation, Regulation, Subprime, US News |

By: David A. Smith   When are procedural defenses simply delaying tactics, and when are they justifiable resistance to a railroading?  The answers can be murky until the course of justice is run and potential even afterwards, as revealed in this New York Times profile of Florida’s overflowing foreclosure courts:   On the lam for […]

Know when to fold ‘em: Part 3, stop me before I negotiate again!

28 April, 2010 (10:31) | Everglades, Florida, Land, Negotiation, Primer posts |

By:David A. Smith   [Concluded from yesterday’s Part 2 and the previous Part 1.] Concluding our series on the Florid Everglades proposed acquisition, using a lengthy New York Times piece as the principal resource (two others coming below), we’ve now reached the point where, if you’re like me, you’ve concluded that the deal has to […]