“Hegemony is another word for leadership or dominance. George, when I said to you that NAMFS hegemony is in decline, I am saying that the National Association of Mortgage Field Services (NAMFS) has finally lost its control over the Mortgage Field Services Industry. In fact, the tell tale signs are everywhere. Foreclosurepedia recently reported upon the initial $2.2 Million jury verdicts against Assurant Field Asset Services (Assurant) for misclassifying employees as independent contractors. With dozens more jury verdicts pending, that number is expected to eclipse $4 Million. Mortgage Contracting Services (MCS), in a nearly identical lawsuit headed to jury trial later this year, is expected to shell out well over $55 Million. Neither Assurant nor MCS are expected to be able to recover. And while many NAMFS Members are taking a wait and see approach to correcting the error of their ways, the reality is that most are simply dumping yet more legalese into their unconstitutional contracts pertaining to W9 provisions. Ironic, as the 50 Page Bowerman Ruling, which cost Assurant their first $2 Million, stated it was the Work Order and not the Contract that mattered.”
Florida House Bill 911, which is set to take effect on 01 January 2018, makes it a third degree felony to participate in insurance claim matters without a public adjuster’s license. That covers ALL FHA INSURED FORECLOSURES. It also covers all hazard claims as well as all damage and storm claims.
Florida has five degrees for felony offenses: Felony in the third degree, felony in the second degree, felony in the first degree, life felony and capital felony. A felony is classified based on the maximum penalty allowed by law should one be found guilty of the associated crime.
Felony in the Third Degree
A felony in the third degree is punishable by no more than five years imprisonment in a state prison and a fine of up to five thousand dollars. In addition, the defendant may also be ordered to pay the victim restitution as ordered by the court.
The federal jury wasted no time, with respect to the first 11 Plaintiffs, in awarding over TWO MILLION DOLLARS. And with respect to the remaining dozens of Plaintiffs whom jurors will deliberate upon over the next several weeks, that price is expected to double, if not triple.