FLORIDA STATE COURT RECEIVERSHIP OVER:

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTEENTH JUDICIAL

CIRCUIT IN AND FOR PALM BEACH COUNTY, FLORIDA

CASE NO: 2015CA005112XXXXMBAB

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On October 20th, 2016, upon a Complaint and related Motion for Injunctive Relief filed by the Office of the Attorney General for the State of Florida (the “Attorney General”), the Honorable Judge Thomas Barkdull of the Palm Beach County Circuit Court (the “Court”), entered an Order prohibiting Nationwide Foreclosure Defense, P.A., Stayhome Inc., William Berger & Associates PA, Home Defense Law Firm, P.A., Home Defense Team P.A., Nationwide Foreclosure Defense, P.A., Southeast Billing, Inc., d/b/a Home Defense Team, Zohar Billings Inc. and Tax Rescue Firm Inc. (collectively “Receivership Defendants”) and related parties, from violating Florida and Federal law related to the marketing and provision of mortgage assistance relief-related activities such as loan modification and foreclosure rescues services. Under the Court’s Order, Charles H. Lichtman, Esq. was appointed by the Court as the Temporary Limited Receiver (the “Receiver”) of the Receivership Defendants.

 

On October 27th, 2016, the Attorney General served the Court Order on the Receivership Defendants and the Receiver took control over their operations, assets and records once seized. The Receiver seeks to protect the interests of consumers and will investigate matters related to the Receivership Defendants’ business practices. The Receiver may bring additional lawsuits to recover money for the benefit of consumers affected by the Receivership Defendants and their affiliates.

 

We encourage consumers affected by the Receivership Defendants to periodically check this website for updated information and to contact the Receiver or his counsel with any information regarding the Receivership Defendants’ business practices. Note, the Receivership Defendants may also do business under one or more names. The Receiver will update this site with relevant information, as developments warrant.

 

Trustee Services, Inc ("TSI") maintains this website at the direction of the Receiver for the public's convenience. While TSI makes every attempt to assure the accuracy of the information contained herein, the website is not the official site of the Court and does not maintain the complete and official record of the Court. All documents filed with the Court are available for inspection at the Circuit Court of the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Palm Beach County, Florida

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