How Bad Are the Foreclosure Mills?

Elizabeth R. Wellborn, P.A., one of Florida’s foreclosure mills, recently fired 14 employees for wearing orange.  This story made national headlines for its sheer stupidity and as a glaring illustration of how Florida is an “at will” state, which means employees can generally be fired (or quit) for any reason whatsoever (so long as it’s not discrimination based on things like race, gender, ethnicity).

But what I find telling about the story is this …

Apparently, Wellborn’s office fired these employees out of the mistaken belief they all wore orange as a form of protest against management.  That being the case, I can’t help but wonder:

How ungodly awful must it be at the foreclosure mills for the boss to wrongly think (without even asking) the employees are protesting?

I mean, seriously.  If I showed up at my office one day and several staff members were wearing the same color, it wouldn’t even occur to me – it wouldn’t even cross my mind – that the staff might be protesting my firm’s management.  How bad must things be at the foreclosure mills for management to so presume?

Mark Stopa

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6 Responses to How Bad Are the Foreclosure Mills?

  1. Laura says:

    Hi Mark,
    I read your blog everyday (Love it) a lot of good information, but, still there is no answer to all this fraud and lying etc, someone like Wellborn is still in business making plenty of money and could care less about 14 families that now have no pay check. And I am sure she sleeps just fine. She needs to be put out of business like Stern.
    By the way my moms home is in foreclosure and final summmary judgment has been served and you guessed it Elizabeth Wellborn is the lawyer for plantiff gmac bank what a joke.

    • Mark Stopa Mark Stopa says:


      That’s the way the law works in Florida. Employees can be fired for any or no reason (non-discriminatory).
      The flip side to that is that employees can quit for any or no reason.
      That is supposed to make it “fair,” but in a down economy, I’m sure it seems that this benefits employers more than employees.


  2. tommy drawdy says:

    Liars, crooks and thief’s.

  3. Tyzao says:

    You may recall members of the “orange” party attending parliament in Kenya also wearing orange, a few years back. It very well could have been a form of protest. Still, it sounds like a good sign to me, if the Mills can’t keep their MacLawyers in place, eventually they will stop moving down from the MidWest…or they’ll simply just run out of supply.

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