Sunday, March 15, 2015

Florida's Now-Disbarred Ex-Foreclosure King Faces Suit For Allegedly Stiffing Process Serving Outfit Out Of Approx. $2M; Attorney Faced Earlier Bar Boot Over His Firm's Sleazy Conduct In Homeowner Foreclosure Cases While Process Server Faced Earlier State Probe In Connection w/ "Sewer Service" Allegations

In Miami, Florida, The Real Deal (South Florida) reports:
  • Florida’s “foreclosure king” David J. Stern has been hit with another lawsuit, this time over $2 million in payments the disbarred attorney allegedly owes to a Miami-based process serving company.

    The suit was filed by Gissen & Zawyer Process Service,(1) which partnered with Stern and his firm Law Offices of David J. Stern PA to serve foreclosure actions on residences, a publication reported. The company is seeking $1.9 million plus interest for services that allegedly went unpaid from 2009 to 2011. DJSP Enterprises, Stern’s publicly traded company that handled his practice’s back-office functions, was also named in the suit, according to a report from Law360.

    Stern was disbarred by the Florida Supreme Court in 2014 due to his firm’s misconduct while handling nearly 118,000 cases per day. The Plantation-based law office grew to 154 attorneys and 1,200 employees total during its peak operation
Source: Foreclosure king David J. Stern hit with $2M lawsuit (Process serving company suing disbarred attorney for overdue payment).

(1) Gissen & Zawyer Process Service was one of two process server outfits involved in a 2010 probe by the Florida Attorney General in connection with "sewer service" allegations. See AG investigates two companies delivering foreclosure court papers.

Go here for earlier posts on foreclosure stories involving Gissen & Zawyer.

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