Andrew Bernhard was the only Miami attorney chosen as Best Lawyers in Banking and Finance Litigation.… Read More Attorney Andrew Bernhard Selected Back-to-Back by Best Lawyers Magazine for Commercial and Finance Litigation (2021 and 2022).
Any entity collecting on debts as its business is subject to regulation under the FCCPA, and must therefore formally register its activities with the State and receive approval and license to do so. … Read More Unregistered Litigation: the FCCPA Registration Requirement May Ban this Lawsuit
In today’s fast-paced real estate market, many investors are buying property that is involved in litigation. These investors may discover that the court prohibits them from intervening in the lawsuit, relying on the term “purchaser pendente lite.” The purchaser pendente lite theory can prohibit a purchaser from defending their new property in a lawsuit that was already pending when the property was bought. This often leaves new property buyers with no course but to simply observe while their property is subjected to a court judgment and sale in public auction.… Read More Exceptions to the Purchaser Pendente Lite Theory – A Buyer’s Guide for Real Property Investors in Litigation
It is difficult to imagine a set of facts wherein a[n account manager] could have acted with any greater degree of gross negligence as to indicate a wanton disregard of the rights of his client. We deal here, in our view, with an ‘entire want of care or attention to duty,’ a ‘great indifference to the persons, property or rights of others,’ which has long been sufficient to justify a punitive damages award. … Read More Bernhard Law Firm is granted leave to seek punitive damages in banking theft litigation