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Governor Scott signs foreclosure fast track bill

Thu Jun 13, 2013 by on Florida Law News

The following article was written by Brian Bandell for the South Florida Business Journal and republished in the South Florida Law Blog. Governor Rick Scott signed a bill that aims to move foreclosures through the court system more quickly, but some homeowner advocates worry that it will erode their rights. House Bill 87 requires banks to file cases with a […]

Divided States of America: Judicial vs Non-Judicial Foreclosure

Roy Oppenheim’s commentary was originally published on Yahoo! Homes and is being redistributed on South Florida Law Blog with their permission. According to some analysts, whether or not your state is on its way to a housing recovery depends on whether you live in a state that requires judicial foreclosure or one that does not. What is the difference? In […]

The Times They Are A-Changin’: District Courts of Appeal Start Reversing Foreclosure Judgments

As a tribute to Bob Dylan’s 70th birthday today, his song “The Times They Are A-Changin” captures the spirit of the social and political upheaval happening in today’s Florida courts. Despite a swollen pipeline of more than half a million pending foreclosure cases, Florida’s appellate courts are starting to send a clear message that banks will not succeed in trampling […]

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