The Real Deal Miami

A foreclosure footnote in Florida court

March 31, 2011 04:39PM

While law firm Akerman Senterfitt is handling the appeal in a
foreclosure fraud case involving documents used against defendant Roman Pino, Florida’s 4th District
Court of Appeal made sure to note to the Florida Supreme Court that it
was the law firm of David Stern, not Akerman, that had been involved in
the proceedings that gave rise to allegations of misrepresentation and
fraud. In the case by Bank of New York Mellon against Pino, his
attorneys claimed documents used against him were “fraudulently made.”
Pino’s lawyers then filed a motion for sanctions against the bank. The
4th District concluded that the question of foreclosure fraud in the
case was one of “great public importance.” [Palm
Beach Post]