Special Guest O Max Gardner III on Mortgage Modifications

For the last few months, with Covid-19 having forced many people to stay home and anticipated financial concerns for many, consumers have questions concerning mortgage modifications that have come about as a result of the pandemic and, more specifically, what the future holds with respect to modifications.   Max Gardner and Bradford W. Botes teamed up for a Facebook Live event …

The New Untouchables podcast featuring Max Gardner and Thomas A. Cox

Max Gardner and Tom Cox join Patrick S. Lovell, Eric S. Vaughan and Steven D. Grumbine in Season 2, Episode 7 of The New Untouchables podcast to revisit the 2007-2008 mortgage crisis and talk about the mortgage forbearance crisis of 2021. Thomas A. Cox joined National Consumer Law Center as Of Counsel in 2013 and focuses on foreclosure and mortgage …

Next Lawyer Up with Ron Sykstus podcast featuring Max Gardner

If there is a nationwide “de facto” Dean of the consumer bankruptcy bar in our country, then Max Gardner is it. Max is a fountain of knowledge who counsels, advises, and encourages consumer bankruptcy lawyers nationwide on a daily and, oftentimes, hourly basis. His knowledge of the complicated and nuanced area of consumer bankruptcy law is so vast that it …

Max Gardner on the Collapse of the Economy

This is an unprecedented time in American history on many levels.  Max joins Martin Andelman, host of Mandelman Matters podcast, to discuss why Max thinks the economy is in “deep water,” why it will take 15-20 years to recover from this economic crisis, and why it is worse than the recession that began in 2008.

Extensive Interview with Max

John Wright at Piggy Bank Blog and Janet Reiner conducted a comprehensive 2-part interview with Max recently and I encourage everyone to check it out. It contains a lot of personal history as well as mortgage litigation concepts. Part One Discussion: Oliver Max Gardner I —  Governor and United States Ambassador to Great Britain. Oliver Max Gardner II — Attorney and …

Defending Foreclosures in Florida Can be Tough on Attorneys

Boot Camper husband and wife team Stuart and Margery Golant recently made headlines when Stuart was forcibly removed from courtroom defending a client’s foreclosure. From the Daily Business Review: According to Samantha Joseph, He was arrested Nov. 14 in Palm Beach Circuit Senior Judge Howard Harrison’s courtroom and jailed overnight. The incident came to light June 10 when Golant & …

CFPB Director: PHH Corp. took kickbacks for mortgage insurance referrals

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray issued a decision in the first appeal of a Bureau administrative enforcement proceeding. The director’s decision concludes that PHH Corp., a mortgage lender, illegally referred consumers to mortgage insurers in exchange for kickbacks. He also issued a final order that prohibits PHH from violating the law and requires it to pay $109 million to the …

Nationstar Forced Placed Insurance Class Action

Class Members who are part of $54 million Nationstar Mortgage LLC force-placed insurance class action settlement have asked a Florida federal judge to grant final approval to the deal. In the motion for final approval of the class action settlement filed Monday, the plaintiffs saidthe process has produced “an extraordinary result,” with only two objections and 26 Class Members who …

Major Victory by Boot Camp Attorneys in Arkansas

At the  NACBA convention we received word that the Arkansas Supreme Court had ruled in our favor that EVERY summons issued by a debt collection mill law firm, Hosto and Buchan, from 2003 to 2011 was defective, in that it did not tell the defendants how much time they had to answer, and thus the trial courts never obtained personal …

New FCC Ruling Expected to Have Major Legal Impact on Financial Services Industry

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler’s TCPA “Fact Sheet” on forthcoming declaratory rulings issues should scare the heck out of any business using any telephone to reach potential, current or former customers. I believe the rulings will have a substantial impact on customer operations in the financial services industry. I expect the Declaratory Rulings to touch a number of crucial issues driving TCPA litigation. Businesses …