DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA
January Term 2010
CITIMORTGAGE, INC., DAVID STERN, P.A., UNKNOWN SPO– USE OF
STELIAN LAZURAN, if any, ADRIANA ANCUTA LAZURAN a/k/a
ADRIANA LAZURAN, UNKNOWN SPO– USE OF ADRIANA ANCUTA
LAZURAN a/k/a ADRIANA LAZURAN, if any, ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN
PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE
HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN
TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY
CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPO– USES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES
OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, THE BOULEVARD FOREST LAKE
MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION, INC., CITIBANK, N.A. SUCCESSOR BY
MERGER TO CITIBANK, FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK, JOHN DOE, and
JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION,
[June 9, 2010]
We reverse the circuit court’s final summary judgment of foreclosure against Stelian Lazuran (the “defendant”). Citimortgage’s complaint alleged that all conditions precedent to the mortgage note’s acceleration had been fulfilled, and Citimortgage’s affidavit in support of its motion for summary judgment stated “[t]hat each a n d every allegation in the Complaint is true.” Such a conclusory allegation is insufficient to refute the defendant’s affirmative defense that Citimortgage failed to provide him with notice of the acceleration pursuant to the procedures specified in paragraph 22 of the mortgage. Therefore, reversal is required. See Frost v. Regions Bank, 15 So. 3d 905, 906-07 (Fla. 4th DCA 2009) (“Because the bank did not meet its burden to refute the Frosts’ lack of notice and opportunity to cure defense, the bank is not entitled to final final summary judgment of foreclosure.”).
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POLEN and LEVINE, JJ., concur.
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Appeal from the Circuit Court for the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit, Broward County; Ronald J. Rothschild, Judge; L.T. Case No. 08-45895 (08). Mitchell Sens of Law Office of Mitchell Sens, P.A., Plantation, for appellant. Jennifer E. Seipel of Butler & Hosch, P.A., Orlando, for appellee Citimortgage Inc.
No appearance for other appellees. Not final until disposition of timely filed motion for rehearing.