Florida’s Second District Court of Appeal recently addressed an interesting question concerning whether Florida’s Consumer Collection Practices Act applies to an action seeking a deficiency decree. In the situation presented, the appellate court answered the question in the negative.

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In Dyck O’Neal, Inc. v. Kami Ward, Fla. 2d DCA Case No. 2D15-2989 (Fla. 2

The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, in a recent unpublished opinion in Casault v. One West Bank, FSB, et al., U.S.C.A. 9th Cir. Case No. 14-55494 (Aug. 4, 2016), affirmed the dismissal of the borrowers’class action complaint against various banks, servicers and trustees.  The borrowers in Casault claimed that

Liberty Ridge Farm, an upstate New York farm, has recently appealed a $13,000 fine imposed by New York’s Division of Human Rights for refusing to host a lesbian couple’s wedding.  Liberty Ridge’s owners argued that they should not be required to host a lesbian wedding because of their Christian beliefs that marriage is between

arbitrationIt is no secret that arbitration has become a common alternative to traditional courtroom litigation.  Arbitration clauses are widely employed in domestic and international commercial contracts.  With the advent of the global economy, contracting parties from different countries often rely on arbitration clauses to select a neutral forum and venue for resolving contract disputes.  And,

In a related post, I recently addressed Florida’s Fourth District Court of Appeal’s decision in Caribbean Cruise Line, Inc. v. Better Business Bureau of Palm Beach County, Inc. d/b/a Better Business Bureau of Southeast Florida and the Caribbean, Case No. 4D13-3916. For those involved in consumer bureau litigation, the most exciting part of