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Homes Selling in Record Time – “Blink of An Eye” – National Association of Realtors

Homes Selling in Record Time – “Blink of An Eye” – National Association of Realtors

A recent article on REALTOR Magazine's website reports that, according to realtor.com®’s latest Monthly Housing Trends Report, homes are selling in record time at an average of 43 days - 20 days fewer than a year ago. The article further reported that in some parts of the country listings are going from “just listed” to “sold” in what seems like...Read More

AM Best Upgrades Credit Ratings of Old Republic Title Insurance Group

AM Best Upgrades Credit Ratings of Old Republic Title Insurance Group

Battaglia Law, PLLC, as an authorized policy-issuing agent of Old Republic National Title Insurance Company, is proud to share the following news. Recently, AM Best has upgraded the Financial Strength Rating to A+ (Superior) from A (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Ratings to “aa-” from “a+” of Old Republic National Title Insurance Company, which is based in Tampa, Florida,...Read More

United States Federal Law Regarding the Display of the United States Flag

United States Federal Law Regarding the Display of the United States Flag

The federal law of the United States, codified as the United States Code (abbreviated as "U.S.C."), proscribe specific means by which the United States flag should be displayed. It is important to note that this law does not subject people to penalties for noncompliance and, therefore, the means stated within are more of a suggestive, advisory, or aspirational nature rather...Read More

Florida Moratorium on Certain Residential Evictions and Single Family Mortgage Foreclosures Extended Until October 1, 2020

Florida Moratorium on Certain Residential Evictions and Single Family Mortgage Foreclosures Extended Until October 1, 2020

On August 31, 2020 Florida Governor, Ron DeSantis, signed Executive Order 20-211. The effect of the August 31 Executive Order is simply to extend Executive Order 20-180 until 12:01 am on Thursday, October 1, 2020, which has the practical effect of suspending and tolling the following items until such date and time: Any statute providing for final action at the...Read More

Please Don’t Forget to Vote – Election Day is Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Please Don’t Forget to Vote – Election Day is Tuesday, November 3, 2020

When I was admitted to the Florida Bar in 2008, I proudly took an oath which included the following: I will support the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of Florida. I will maintain the respect due to Courts of Justice and Judicial Officers. As we swiftly approach this very important Election Day in the...Read More

$300,000+ Judgment Entered in Favor of Battaglia Law, PLLC Client

$300,000+ Judgment Entered in Favor of Battaglia Law, PLLC Client

An entity represented in litigation by Lakewood Ranch law firm, Battaglia Law, PLLC, has had a judgment entered in its favor by the Circuit Court in and for Sarasota County, Florida. The judgment amount was in excess of $300,000.00 and also included recovery for a portion of the entity's attorney's fees it incurred. Note that past outcomes do not guarantee...Read More

Free Credit Reports Available Weekly Through April 2021 Due to Coronavirus

Free Credit Reports Available Weekly Through April 2021 Due to Coronavirus

In response to COVID-19, and effective now through April, 2021, consumers are eligible to pull free credit reports weekly, rather than the normal limit of once per year. This will assist consumers in being able to more regularly monitor their credit to identify and discover possible affects on credit from things such as irregular payment arrangements, or non-payment due to...Read More

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Means Test Median Family Income Levels By State as of May 1, 2020

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Means Test Median Family Income Levels By State as of May 1, 2020

Below you will find the median family income levels utilized by the United States Trustee Program for means testing individuals who have filed for bankruptcy relief. As of May 1, 2020, the median family income levels for Florida have risen, which, generally, is a benefit to individuals who are in need of debt relief. The median income information is used...Read More

Joseph Battaglia Secures Civil Judgment in Favor of Clients Following Two-Day Trial

Joseph Battaglia Secures Civil Judgment in Favor of Clients Following Two-Day Trial

The County Court in and for Manatee County, Florida has entered judgment in favor of a husband and wife represented by Lakewood Ranch attorney, Joseph Battaglia. The clients were sued by a local roofing company after the husband and wife withheld the final payment based upon defects in the roof's installation. Prior to the lawsuit being filed, the husband and...Read More