Court Refuses Request to Discharge Student Loan Debt

Most Florida residents know that Jacksonville, Florida is home to Florida Coastal School of Law, a private law school, and frequent readers of this blog, know that the discharge of student loans in bankruptcy is a hot topic.  Today we’ll be talking about a recent bankruptcy decision that involves them both, Tetzlaff v. Education Credit […]

Negative Ruling for Paragraph 22 Defense

The so-called “Paragraph 22” defense to foreclosure has been the subject of prior blogs and we have yet another update on the defense out of Florida’s 2nd District Court of Appeal (“DCA”).  As a refresher, the defense is rooted in Paragraph 22 of the standard mortgage agreement, which provides a number of requirements that lenders […]

Bankruptcy and Workers Compensation Benefits

For individuals injured on the job in Florida, worker’s compensation provides necessary wage replacement and payment of medical expenses related to the injury.  Worker’s compensation payments are paid out weekly or if a settlement agreement is reached, in one lump sum.   The wage replacement benefits paid under Florida’s worker’s compensation laws are less than […]