Foreclosure Fraud… by lawyers?

Those damn zealots at and, they’re always screaming about fraud in foreclosure cases. We all know the cries of fraud are overblown, something asserted by deadbeat homeowners as an excuse to not pay their mortgages … right?

I’m going to have to exercise some restraint on this one and save the commentary. Instead, take a look at this document and compare it to this document. Notice any differences? You won’t at first – the distinction is subtle. Before I point out the difference, a little background.

I’ve been defending this foreclosure lawsuit for some time, and the plaintiff chose to voluntarily dismiss it, entitling me to seek prevailing party attorneys’ fees. Under Rule 1.525, that motion has to be filed within 30 days of the dismissal. This document was served upon my office, and it reflects the case was dismissed on January 17, 2012. As a result, I did a motion for fees on February 16, 2012 – within 30 days. (Usually I don’t wait until the last day, but that’s what happened here.)

Rest here…

Wish we had more time to spend on this one but been out of town for a few days (going out of town again tomorrow) and still playing catch up.