• Posts by Sara Solano
    Sara Solano

    As a partner in the firm’s Financial Services Litigation Group, Sara builds on her research abilities and relationships to serve clients in the financial, banking, and insurance markets. She represents clients in a broad range of ...

On May 26, 2022, the Eleventh Circuit issued an opinion reversing the Southern District of Florida’s denial of the appellant’s motion to compel arbitration, therein finding that the district court erred in failing to apply the arbitration agreement’s delegation clause, as agreed to by the parties. The appellate court answered the alliterative tongue-twister of “whether an arbitrator should arbitrate arbitrability” in the affirmative.

In Attix v. Carrington Mortgage Services LLC, –– F.4th ––, 2022 WL 1682237 (11th Cir. May 26, 2022), the plaintiff filed a ...

On July 6, 2021, the Eleventh Circuit issued a per curiam opinion affirming the Southern District of Alabama’s entry of summary judgment in the lender’s favor on a plaintiff’s claim under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”), therein finding that the district court did not err in dismissing the claim for willful violation of the FCRA because the plaintiff failed to establish that the lender’s interpretation of its obligations under the statute was objectively unreasonable.

In Ajomale v. Quicken Loans Inc., –– Fed Appx. ––, 2021 WL 2799939 (Jul. 6, 2021), the ...

In Salcedo v. Hanna, 17-14077, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals rejected a consumer’s allegations that his receipt of a single text message was sufficient to maintain a claim under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”), 47 U.S.C. § 227 et al. Salcedo filed suit as representative of a putative class consisting of former clients of attorney Alex Hanna. The class was composed of individuals who allegedly received unsolicited text messages from Mr. Hanna and his law firm over a four-year period. Specifically, Salcedo alleged that he received one multimedia text ...

Following the Florida Supreme Court's recent decision in Bartram v. U.S. Bank, N.A., 41 Fla. L. Weekly S493, 2016 WL 6538647 (Fla. Nov. 3, 2016), courts were left to interpret how Bartram would affect lenders' reliance on breach letters issued more than five years prior to a foreclosure proceeding initiated after the dismissal of a prior action. Florida's Second District Court of Appeal answered this very question in its opinion in Desylvester v. Bank of New York Mellon, et al., which indicates that lenders need not send a new breach letter in subsequent foreclosure actions filed after ...

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