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Battaglia Law secures six-figure settlement payment to its client in response to a demand letter

Battaglia Law secures six-figure settlement payment to its client in response to a demand letter

Lakewood Ranch real estate lawyer Joseph Battaglia recently represented a corporate client which had purchased some machinery at an online auction. Unfortunately, upon taking delivery of the machinery it had purchased, the client very quickly realized that the...Read More

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Means Test Median Family Income Levels By State for Cases filed on or after May 15, 2021

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Means Test Median Family Income Levels By State for Cases filed on or after May 15, 2021

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 15, 2021, the median family income levels for Florida...Read More

You Didn’t Get Served – Mattress One v. Sunshop Properties

You Didn’t Get Served – Mattress One v. Sunshop Properties

I'm sure you all remember the 2004 smash hit and box office success, You Got Served. The film's depth of plot is rivaled only by its extravagant choreography and magnificent soundtrack. Aside from its Oscar-worthy qualities, this film...Read More

I surrender. Take my house. Actually, on second thought…

I surrender. Take my house. Actually, on second thought…

The Second District Court of Appeal issued an October 2019 opinion which bolsters creditors' rights in the recently-developing interplay of federal bankruptcy law and Florida state foreclosure laws. Specifically, the opinion addressed the effect that a bankruptcy debtor's...Read More

Short selling your home? Here’s a tip: start the process well in advance of a scheduled foreclosure sale

Short selling your home? Here’s a tip: start the process well in advance of a scheduled foreclosure sale

A September, 2018 opinion from Florida's Third District Court of Appeals provides guidance on what is not a "lawful, cognizable basis" for cancelling, rescheduling, or continuing a judicial foreclosure sale date, in the absence of an agreement from...Read More

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