Archive for October 8th, 2012

Sua Sponte Hearings and Trials in Foreclosure Cases

Florida courts are inundated with foreclosure lawsuits, yet they’re under-funded and under-staffed.  It’s simply not fair to anyone involved – the litigants or court personnel.  However, I don’t believe the answer is for the courts to take it upon themselves to set hearings or trials in these cases, as, in my view, that creates an appearance of bias that the courts should strive to avoid.

I voice these concerns in more detail, here.  Everyone might not agree, and that’s fine.  But we have to be willing to express these concerns to ensure a fair process for all involved.

Mark Stopa

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