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Mark was always dedicated, well prepared and outspoken, not only on behalf of his clients, but also in furthering the principles that the legal profession should espouse. Through his determination and advocacy at the appellate level, Mark helped create the body of law that now gives some small protection to homeowners in foreclosure and, perhaps more importantly, serves as an incentive to banks and mortgage servicers to consider workouts as an alternative to foreclosure.
Unfortunately, the mortgage industry saw Mark Stopa and other foreclosure defense attorneys as a real threat to its ongoing ability to continue its shady, even fraudulent, and sloppy business practices. So, instead of making a real and sincere effort to correct shoddy lending and servicing practices, the industry used its powerful influence to trample long standing legal principles, such as the statute of limitations, in the mortgage foreclosure arena.
The mortgage industry could not have succeeded in watering down long existing, well established consumer protections if the judiciary had been more vigilant and free of its own conflicts of interests. This book, People v Money, highlights such conflicts of interest, and shines a light on the powerful forces that seek to suppress the rights of THE PEOPLE in favor of greed and monetary gain. The book identifies in detail the financial investments held by named judges, who should have recused themselves from ruling in cases where they, themselves, held substantial investments in one of the parties and therefore could not make unbiased decisions.
The pressure to silence Mark Stopa was tremendous. And yet, where is the pressure on the mortgage industry to correct its corrupt and sloppy ways? Where is the pressure on our judiciary to stand up against the big and powerful to protect the rights of THE PEOPLE, and to uphold long standing legal principles? Where is the pressure on The Florida Bar to enforce ethical behavior by the judiciary?
The Florida Bar has permanently disbarred Mark Stopa from the practice of law. But the Florida Bar cannot silence Mark Stopa. Through this book, People v Money, Mark sheds light on the financial interests that drove decision making at the highest levels in the State of Florida. The media was quick to report on Mark's downfall and disbarment. But why has the media not searched for and reported on the obvious conflicts of interests that are now so apparent? Why has The Florida Bar not investigated these facts? Mark's recourse is to seek the understanding and support of his colleagues and of THE PEOPLE. I highly recommend this book.
Uta Grove, Attorney
The content will absolutely make you sick. I had to keep putting the book down because it violated my sensibilities. This story is about foreclosures but the systems used to close those cases while pouncing all over innocent people are becoming systems in other court rooms. The power of Judges is out of control because, as Mark will show you, there is no accountability and the Judges know it. They are able to rule however they please, without regard to the rules that they are supposed to govern by. And they are able to work until they are 75 years old no matter their competency. Judges as you will find out don’t get voted out of office or fired. How shameful is that?
Mark also provides the reader with a call to action. He wants to correct the system but it’s so out of control that it will take a large contingent of people screaming “We have had enough!” To effect any change.
Read this book and then join the movement! I know I will be.