To Help Protect the Rights of Florida Homeowners, the McCann Law Group LLP dba Consumer Attorney Services Implements a Legal Advocacy Campaign Against HB 87 in June

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Consumer Attorney Services deployed a legal advocacy campaign in June in opposition of the implementation of House Bill 87 (HB 87) to help protect the rights of Florida homeowners.

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Consumer Attorney Services deployed a legal advocacy campaign in June in opposition of the implementation of House Bill 87 (HB 87) to help protect the rights of Florida homeowners. The legal advocacy campaign included a number of techniques to help raise support in opposition of HB 87 including a letter to Florida Governor Rick Scott requesting a veto of the bill and editorials in Florida news and social media outlets.

Consumer Attorney Services introduced its letter to Governor Scott by saying, “This letter is intended to dissuade you from signing into effect House Bill 87 which would effectively expedite the foreclosure process. On May 28, 2013, you were presented with House Bill 87. As consumer advocates and citizens of the State of Florida, we respectfully request you veto House Bill 87.”

Consumer Attorney Services asserted that HB 87 greatly infringes upon the rights of Florida homeowners and supported its claim with these reasons:

  •     HB 87 favors a utilitarian statewide economic recovery as opposed to fairly and adequately weighing the rights of Florida homeowners.
  •     HB 87 disregards long-term consequences of accelerated foreclosure proceedings for Florida homeowners in favor of short-term economic recovery.
  •     HB 87 diminishes a homeowner’s best resource in dealing with foreclosure: time.

In addition to the letter to Governor Scott, an attorney with Consumer Attorney Services, Marlowe Fox, Esq., penned a piece for the Tallahassee Democrat newspaper. Fox’s editorial was published on the Tallahassee Democrat website on June 5 under the title “Marlowe Fox: Foreclosure bill is a threat to Florida's families.”

Fox concluded his fifth paragraph in the editorial with a bold statement, “The greater good is vital to society, but we must balance it with the rights of individuals. In the case of HB 87, the rights of families enduring a significant hardship are shamelessly forgotten.”

Because of HB 87’s ability to affect Florida homeowners dealing with foreclosure, Consumer Attorney Services actively followed HB 87 since its introduction. Several articles on HB 87 are published on the foreclosure section of the Consumer Attorney Services website to help inform Florida homeowners about the bill. These articles include HB 87 Disputes, HB 87 “Florida’s Fair Foreclosure Act”, HB 87 Passed in Florida, and Foreclosure Defense Attorneys Against HB 87.

Consumer Attorney Services hopes their ongoing legal advocacy efforts to spread awareness in opposition of HB 87 helps to inform Florida homeowners and encourages Governor Scott to veto the bill. Consumer Attorney Services is a full service consumer advocacy law firm headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, helping families with but not limited to foreclosure defense, debt settlement, and bankruptcy.

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