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Lawyers should avoid complicity in clients’ questionable practices

In September 2011, US Bankruptcy Judge Michael G. Williamson, in the Middle District of Florida, entered judgment in an action entitled Martinez v. Hutton (Case No. 8.08-MP-00002-MGW), holding a law firm liable as the initial transferee, for the return of fraudulently transferred funds which had passed through the firm’s trust account.In September 2011, US Bankruptcy Judge Michael G. Williamson, in the Middle District of Florida, entered judgment in an action entitled Martinez v. Hutton (Case No. 8.08-MP-00002-MGW), holding a law firm liable as the initial transferee, for the return of fraudulently transferred funds which had passed through the firm’s trust account.

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New home-loan rules aim to promote lending

The U.S. overseer of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, seeking to reduce the threat that banks will have to buy back flawed loans from the two firms, laid out new rules designed to spur lending and east the housing crunch.The U.S. overseer of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, seeking to reduce the threat that banks will have to buy back flawed loans from the two firms, laid out new rules designed to spur lending and east the housing crunch.

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Buyers required to put down 70% of condo unit’s price

Foreign buyers, particularly Latin Americans, were hailed as South Florida’s saviors during the recession and the slow recovery of the condominium market. Now, a new breed including Argentine developer Manuel Grosskopf is taking it a step further, making big bets on Miami-area real estate.Foreign buyers, particularly Latin Americans, were hailed as South Florida’s saviors during the recession and the slow recovery of the condominium market. Now, a new breed including Argentine developer Manuel Grosskopf is taking it a step further, making big bets on Miami-area real estate.

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Two suits against BoA over flood insurance resurface

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit has revived lawsuits brought by two homeowners against Bank of America Corp. for requiring them to buy flood insurance of greater value than their mortgage principal amount.The U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit has revived lawsuits brought by two homeowners against Bank of America Corp. for requiring them to buy flood insurance of greater value than their mortgage principal amount.

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