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Has Anyone Heard of the Uniform Law Commission?

Joel Sucher | Posted 07.14.2014 | Politics
Joel Sucher

I doubt many American know anything about this group composed mainly of business and real estate lawyers and now engaged in drafting something called the Home Foreclosure Procedures Act.

Music and the Mob

Joel Sucher | Posted 06.19.2014 | Entertainment
Joel Sucher

Jersey Boys has pried open Pandora's box revealing a bit of the mob's considerable influence over the development of rock and roll and the upcoming HBO series on the '70s musical scene, with the involvement of Scorsese and Mick Jagger, should create further interest.

Men of Tai Chi

Joel Sucher | Posted 06.21.2014 | Entertainment
Joel Sucher

I saw this movie, Man of Tai Chi (helmed by Keanu Reeves), and at first blush thought it ridiculous, and relentlessly so, but being that it was on str...

Essie Shor: Pistol Packin' Yiddishe Mamma

Joel Sucher | Posted 05.26.2014 | Religion
Joel Sucher

Reality for the partisans wasn't as much combat as simply a day to day struggle to stay out of harm's way while offering fellow Jews a sanctuary from the hell that was consuming the world outside.

Men With Balls

Joel Sucher | Posted 02.19.2014 | Entertainment
Joel Sucher

John Waters: There's something perpetually endearing about a guy -- now 67 -- who refuses to grow up and with a sensibility that makes most hipster-d...

Feral Cats Boot Out Baby Jesus in Brooklyn

Joel Sucher | Posted 02.11.2014 | Weird News
Joel Sucher

How dare they? Hardly sacrilegious given two cat lovers, Annette and Susan Amendola, welcome the incursion; after all they own the vacant lot on Va...

Foreclosure's Harvest of Shame

Joel Sucher | Posted 08.14.2013 | Business
Joel Sucher

Confronting bullies no matter what size, shape or corporate configuration should be the sworn moral duty of every citizen.

OCC's Magical Mystery Foreclosure Review

Joel Sucher | Posted 05.19.2013 | Business
Joel Sucher

Quicker than you can say Office of the Comptroller of the Currency the Obama administration's promise to do justice for over four million foreclosed homeowners has evaporated into the could-have-been ether.

Why Isn't This a Front Page Story Nationwide?

Joel Sucher | Posted 03.02.2013 | Business
Joel Sucher

So time marches on and so do the foreclosures. Justice for homeowners impacted by the fraud is yet to be achieved, and -- if the financial services industry has its way -- the remuneration will be paltry at best.

Goldman Sachs and Litton Loan Servicing: A Very Uncomfortable Divorce

Joel Sucher | Posted 01.16.2013 | Business
Joel Sucher

Goldman's foray into the world of sub-prime mortgage servicing is one that company executives would like relegated to the dumpster along with the water-logged sandbags that shielded their New York HQ from the ravages of Hurricane Sandy.

A Foreclosure Film in the Making Awaits Final Scene

Joel Sucher | Posted 08.24.2012 | Politics
Joel Sucher

What do an insurance agent in Tennessee, a homemaker in Ohio, a private investigator from Wisconsin and a helicopter stunt pilot in Hollywood have in common?