Judge Jennifer Bailey testified before the Florida House of Representatives regarding the Administrative Order issued by the Florida Supreme Court which mandated mediation for foreclosures in Florida.
Attached here is a link to a podcast of her testimony. The testimony regarding these issues starts about midway through the podcast. What is most troubling about this podcast is the hostility toward the new Supreme Court Order faces before the legislature. Of concern, the legislators were uniformly hostile to the authority of the Florida Supreme Court to issue the Order which mandated mediation. After Judge Bailey testified, Staff appears to testify regarding their “concerns” about the Order. There were several comments regarding potential legislative efforts to challenge the procedural mechanism the Supreme Court used to develop the program.
Next the Florida Bankers testify and develop their arguments against the bill along with representatives from the Florida Community Associations and testimony from a foreclosure mill.
Unfortunately no testimony from Foreclosure Defense or the Foreclosure Fraud Fighters.
Attached is also Senate Bill 1778 the Homeowner Bill of Rights sponsored by Senator Aronberg who is currently running for Florida Attorney General.
Key will be to make sure all elected officials know that non-judicial foreclosure legislation strips consumers of their access to courts is fundamentally anti-consumer and pro-fraud/pro-banker.
Jennifer D. Bailey, Circuit Court Judge (State Employee) – Information Only
Florida Supreme Court Task Force on Residential Mortgage Foreclosures
73 W. Flagler Street, #1307
Miami Florida 33130
Anthony DiMarco (Lobbyist) – Information Only
Florida Bankers Association, EVP
1001 Thomasville Road
Tallahassee Florida 32303
Supreme Court Administative Order Re: Foreclosures
David Muller, Co-Executive Director (Lobbyist) – Information Only
Community Association Leadership Lobby
6230 University Drive, Suite 204
Supreme Court Administrative Order Re: Foreclosure Mandatory Mediations
Marc Ben-Ezra – Opponent
Ben-Ezra & Katz, P.A.
2901 Stirling Road, Suite 300
Ft. Lauderdale Florida 33312