FORECLOSURE BACKLOG REDUCTION PLAN FOR THE STATE COURTS SYSTEM: Recommendations of the Foreclosure Initiative Workgroup

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Recommendations of the Foreclosure Initiative Workgroup


Recognizing that a significant number of mortgage foreclosure cases are pending in the trial courts (approximately 358,000 as of February 2013) and that an estimated 680,000 additional foreclosure cases will be filed between FY 2012/13 and FY 2015/16, Judge Margaret Steinbeck, Chair of the Trial Court Budget Commission (TCBC), established the Foreclosure Initiative Workgroup (Workgroup) and tasked members with:

(1) identifying barriers that currently exist in foreclosure case resolution;
(2) proposing strategies to improve the foreclosure process; and
(3) developing a proposed supplemental budget request for workforce and technology resources.

The Workgroup determined that foreclosure cases should be brought into compliance with state time standards, consistent with rule 2.250, Florida Rules of Judicial Administration, clearance rates need to be improved, and the due process rights of the litigants must be protected, while maintaining the integrity of the process. Rule 2.545, Florida Rules of Judicial Administration, states that “Judges and lawyers have a professional obligation to conclude litigation as soon as it is reasonably and justly possible,” and provided the Workgroup with the underlying principle for development of its plan.

The Workgroup identified two fundamental causes of delay in the resolution of foreclosure cases: (1) plaintiffs do not appear to be inclined to seek disposition of pending foreclosure cases in an expeditious manner; and (2) paperwork and procedural problems continue to exist in foreclosure cases.

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5 Responses to “FORECLOSURE BACKLOG REDUCTION PLAN FOR THE STATE COURTS SYSTEM: Recommendations of the Foreclosure Initiative Workgroup”
  1. 1ofthemany says:

    oh pls can’t they just pay the damn people back that they have torn to shreds and used our tax money to stay afloat to rape and pillage more, really?? how long do they think this will go on…it just can not go further
    how many panels …entities… and so forth does our gov/banks need to admit they are all evil greedy beings. I mean… it is so blatant, we are not stupid but we are growing very very tired of the insults and stupidity thrust on us day in day out…time for lynchings to begin..oh excuse past time. Let me see now, TBTF/TBTJ as it would cause a collapse of our financial world…again I say hellllllllooooo!!! We are here..this is not a joke..nope it is sickening, as always. They are nuts, kinda hard to work with nuts.

  2. Kristin Bain says:

    It is a long process and story, but I am trying my best to share this with everyone via social networking and so on. If you could share my story or donate I would appreciate it a lot! Long and short is that I have been in a legal battle to keep my home and the banks have not wanted to negotiate with me from day one. They maybe willing to settle; but some ridiculous amount that I could not come up with on my own. So I have started a fundraising page to help my cause. I would type the whole story here, but it’s long and my link to my fundraising site will have the full story plus news links. But, they are out to prove they can not be messed with and I am going to attempt to put their money where their mouth is!

    For everyone reading this, I really need you to pass this on! By sending this out to other people, you could be very well helping our cause to win against the Mortgage Electronic Systems (MERS) and Deutsche Bank. It is not just about saving our home; but it is also to prove that they can not bully home owners into a corner! Please pass this link on to other people and donate if you can! Thank you for your support!

    Here is the link:

    Please pass this on to everyone you know, we can’t let them win this!

  3. yvonnr says:

    A simple solution…dismissed with prejudice all repeated cases that were robosigned…

  4. Alabama John says:

    Registration papers on horses and dogs are more accurate than those on houses.


    Too much money was made by their being inaccurate is the bottom line.

    When you do not have standing and know it, you must come up with BS in a last ditch effort to take a home as the truth will not help you.

  5. BOBBI SWANN says:

    This whole fiasco reminds me of the joke: How many Judges does it take to change a lightbulb? Answer: One very SHORT one standing on stacks and stacks of worthless paper (it would take one TALL one but the brain has to travel too far)…..

    I have never seen so much *crap* that goes around to solve a very simple problem. If the lenders would follow the rule when it comes to filing a foreclosure case (hint: showing that they own the right to foreclose and have ‘standing’) then the backlog would not exist.

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