Friday, May 17, 2013

ProSe wins Against BOA!!!

In Hillsborough County Case No. 10-CA-20354, Bank of America declared a homeowner in default, then sued for foreclosure.  The homeowner represented himself in court, arguing, essentially, that he was not in default and that BOA had applied payments to his account improperly.

Shapiro, Fishman & Gache, L.L.P was BOA attorney

Monday, May 13, 2013

Magistrates to handle Florida Foreclosure Cases

The Florida Supreme Court just issued this opinion, which amended Fla.R.Civ.P. 1.490 to authorize the use of magistrates (i.e. lawyers who are not judges) to preside over foreclosure hearings.  This sounds like a big change in foreclosure-world, and in some ways I suppose it is.  The prospect of a non-judge deciding a mortgage foreclosure case is certainly a big change for many consumers.