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THE NEW MORAL HAZARD (Robo-testifiers and the Myth of Trustworthy Bank Records) By: Thomas Erskine Ice


The transformation of robo-signers into robo-testifiers.

The greatest threat to due process in foreclosure litigation since the days of robo-signing is at full tilt in courtrooms across the state.  While the nation was appalled at the discovery that financial institutions were regularly foreclosing on homes with summary judgment affidavits that were not based on personal knowledge, it has taken little notice of the fact that this same flippant disregard of the Rules of Evidence has simply moved into the courtroom.

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Ice Legal supports academics and education.


Ice Legal was the Presenting Beekeeper Sponsor for the 2013 Great Grown-Up Spelling Bee to benefit the Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County.

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Ice Legal attorney, Randy Ackley, appointed Chair of Fund Raising Campaign.


Ice Legal supports community service and its attorneys are actively involved in carrying out this sense of civic responsibility.  Ice Legal shares many of the same goals as the YMCA,

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Foreclosures stall across Florida in wake of new law. Palm Beach Post (Kimberly Miller)


...Royal Palm Beach based attorney Tom Ice agreed.

"Any increase in the clearance rate is due to the dubiously concerted efforts of the courts—funded with money from the ( National Mortgage Settlement)—to force cases to trial against the wishes of the banks and the homeowners," he said.

"I am one of many who believe that the greatest threat to homeowners' due process rights is the judiciary, not the legislature," Ice said.

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Ice Legal attorney, Amanda Lundergan, speaks at National Forum on Residential Mortgage Litigation


Ice Legal attorney, Amanda Lundergan, appeared on a select panel addressing The Borrower's Perspective: Insights From the Plaintiff's Bar and Consumer Advocates at the American Conference Institute's 12th National Forum on Residential Mortgage Litigation & Regulatory Enforcement held September 26-27, 2013 in Dallas, Texas.

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