The Supreme Court Rule is here. Although the Millionaire Mills suggest that because they have filed comments, the Rule is not in effect, they should re-read page ten of the Rule:
“Because the amendments to form 1.996(a) (Final Judgment of Foreclosure) were not published by the Court for comment prior to their adoption, interested persons shall have sixty days from the date of this opinion in which to file comments, on those amendments only, with the Court.”
The only portion of the Rule that is even open to comment is the portion that deals with the Final Judgment Form……
NOT THE VERIFIED COMPLAINT RULE.
It’s black and white and not even subject to discussion or debate. This absurd argument cannot be the basis not to sanction the firms for engaging in such offensive conduct after Rule’s effective date. The Millionaire Mills and their hotshot attorneys have either misread the rule or they’re trying to play a game of smokescreen to create a false sense of legitimacy for ignoring the Supreme Court. Your Foreclosure Defense bar started to prepare comments to the Rule, but we actually read the Rule and recognize that it is in full force and effect and not even open to comments.
Having said that, The Florida Legislature is furious about this Rule and they, along with the Fat Cat Bankers, are going to be conspiring against the Supreme Court of Florida and the citizens to frustrate this Rule. The legislature does not recognize that the Constitution of the State of Florida empowers the Supreme Court to make and enforce such Rules, they incorrectly believe that the Supreme Court is impermissably legislating from the bench.
This will be a long and hard fight but it is the Supreme Court and Courts across the state fighting with consumers and the Rule of Law against the greed, arrogance, fraud and flagrant disregard for law being constantly exhibited by the Millionaire Foreclosure Mills and the Fat Cat Bankers.