It’s a Wonderful Life: Florida Judge Invokes Classic Movie in Bank Beat Down
A Florida appeals court judge invoked the classic Christmas movie It’s a Wonderful Life in a foreclosure ruling this week that sent the bank packing.
In the two-page judgment issued Wednesday, 4th District Court of Appeal Judge Robert Gross says in It’s a Wonderful Life, George Bailey makes loans to his neighbors in Bedford Falls.
“No doubt, he took the notes and mortgages and put them in the safe in the back room, where the only risk was Uncle Billy and his failing memory. When George faces a monetary crisis, his neighbors step up with Christmas Eve donations to save George and his building and loan.
“Those days are long gone,” the judge writes.
Copy of the opinion below.