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Chief Justice orders judges to open foreclosure proceedings

by Dara Kam | November 17th, 2010

Chief Justice Charles Canady ordered judges throughout the state to open up foreclosure proceedings, responding to requests from civil rights lawyers, the media and First Amendment advocates.

Florida law already requires that the foreclosure cases be open, but judges and court officials have barred the public from attending them in part because the onslaught of foreclosures has forced some judges to hear the cases in their chambers.

“I recognize that the challenge you face in assuring that these cases are resolved properly is unprecedented,” Canady wrote in his letter to chief judges throughout the state.

Florida lawmakers gave the courts extra money this year to help manage the foreclosure filings, which have skyrocketed in the past two years. Florida has the fourth highest number of foreclosures in the nation.

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4 Responses to “Chief Justice orders judges to open foreclosure proceedings”

  1. Larry Fleckinger - Short Sale Expert Says:

    I think the lawyers should be looking into why the big banks can break the law with their robo-signing and stop foreclosures until they get this mess figured out. Short sales are the answer to all the legal wows. In a short sale the Seller signs off on the sale and it is a clean deal….no need for robo signers.

  2. Unreal Says:

    What would be even better would be for the defendant to be able to subpoena the bank’s records to verify whether or not the bank has already been paid for their loss.
    What is happening in America is the biggest scam in history. Banks are taking people’s properties when they have already written down their losses, and been paid by the government.
    This is the biggest crime in American history.

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