The Florida Rules of Civil Procedures require that all pleadings filed in a case be signed by a licensed Florida attorney. I have started to examine files and am becoming increasingly suspicious that this important rule is not being followed by the foreclosure mills.
I am therefore starting to examine all my pleadings closely and I encourage each of you to do the same. Ultimately I would like to build a database of these signatures to compare, so for those of you out there that are spending time looking at court filings, please start examining the signatures and making a cut and past document similar to the one I attach below.
My first example of gross irregularities in the signature of an attorney who makes filings in a court case comes from Ohio. The document was prepared by a reader of this blog and it comes from an Ohio foreclosure mill attorney. Please look at the sheet. There really is no commentary necessary regarding whether these were signed by the same person….
Given what we know about the foreclosure mills and their operations (particularly the offshore components of their practice) I cannot imagine that they are following this rule. (I mean the violate every other rule)