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$5 Million Foreclosure Settlement against Bank of America Finalized

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

Bank of America is once again in hot water when it comes to improper foreclosure-related practices: The banking giant reached a $5 million settlement with the federal government during the first week of January.  The settlement covers various False Claims Act allegations brought by several individuals; a case which the federal government intervened in…. Read More »

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Age Discrimination: A Looming Business Litigation Threat

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

It might surprise you to find out that age discrimination is one of the riskiest, costliest subjects of business litigation today. It can not only threaten a business, but it can also negatively affect other employees and their productivity. Below, we discuss some major guidelines to ensure that this is not a legal problem… Read More »

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Performing the Duties of Executor of an Estate

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

Being the executor (also known in Florida as the personal representative) of an estate is no easy task. Some people may only do so once or twice in their lives—usually for their parent’s estate and/or perhaps their spouse—thus, it isn’t the kind of role where one can gain practice and become good at it…. Read More »

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Commercial and Residential Security Deposit Disputes in Florida

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

Security deposits are important to both landlords and tenants. They protect the landlord if the tenant causes damage to the property or otherwise violates the rental agreement, and for the tenant, they are typically a substantial amount of money – typically equivalent to one and a half or two months’ rent. It is important… Read More »

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Pets in Rentals

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

Tenants’ rights to have pets in rentals is frequently an issue when it comes to landlords who feel compelled to  prohibit pets in order to protect their property and avoid landlord-tenant legal battles over pets. While Florida does not have any particular laws dictating that landlords must allow tenants to have pets, there are… Read More »

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Foreclosure Defense Case Could Have Major Implications for Homeowners

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

A major case to recently come out of the Maine Supreme Court could have implications for foreclosure defense cases all over the country: In September, the Maine Supreme Court ruled that the mortgage company was barred from bringing another foreclosure lawsuit against the homeowners after the lower court dismissed the lawsuit. The ruling is… Read More »

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Clearing Up Myths about Estate Taxes in Estate Planning

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

USA Today recently published a helpful article clearing up some confusion regarding federal estate taxes and how frequently heirs have to pay them when they inherit property, such as a farm or small business. Specifically, in some of his speeches, President Trump has stated that these heirs often have to “’sell the farm’ in… Read More »

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After Forming Your LLC, There’s Still Work to Be Done

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

A limited liability company (LLC), with its flexible management structure, provides a lot of security to those seeking to found a new startup. However,  in addition to forming your LLC, there are a number of steps which need to be taken in order to create a solid legal foundation for your business; steps that… Read More »

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The Importance of Approaching Your Family about Estate Planning, And How to Do It

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

In September, Market Watch featured an excellent article on the importance of discussing estate planning with your family, and how you might go about doing so–even if the topic might be an uncomfortable one to broach. Failing to do so could open up your family to some serious vulnerabilities in the future. The perfect… Read More »

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Understanding Jurisdiction in Business Litigation

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

Understanding how personal jurisdiction works is essential to anyone involved in business transactions and/or litigation because it effectively determines whether a company can sue and/or be sued in a particular state. Jurisdiction is important because, as so aptly described in one article, “not every court is the right place to bring a particular lawsuit.”… Read More »