Foreclosure Defense Florida

Foreclosure in The Florida Legislature- No One is Safe While The Legislature Is In Session!

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
Phone: 305-349-7152

Foreclosure Mediation
Anthony DiMarco (Lobbyist) – Information Only
Florida Bankers Association, EVP
1001 Thomasville Road
Tallahassee Florida 32303
Phone: 850-224-2265

Supreme Court Administative Order Re: Foreclosures
David Muller, Co-Executive Director (Lobbyist) – Information Only
Community Association Leadership Lobby
6230 University Drive, Suite 204
Sarasota Florida
Phone: 941-366-8826

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
Phone: 305-770-4100


  • Alina says:

    Thank you for posting info on Senate Bill 1778 . There is a House version of this bill that is sponsored by Darren Soto, who I may say voted against the HB 1523.

    It’s appalling that the FBA and those supporting them believe they are entitled to lie, cheat, and steal in order get someone’s home. And now that they’ve been caught re-handed in the proverbial cookie jar, they want to change the rules.

  • Alina says:

    I just listened to the podcast. My first reaction was “what was the point?” It is very obvious that they felt that Judge Bailey’s testimony was an imposition on their time. She had to speak very quickly.

    Judge Bailey’s testimony was great, however. But I have to question her statistics – in only 5% of the cases, the foreclosing entity cannot produce a note?

  • daniela mars says:

    Is there a more effective way to fight other than just calling the a…holes representatives

  • HB 1523, undergoes a makeover! Now, it’s the BIONIC BILL TROJAN HORSE rides into a non-judicial foreclosure.

    Why am I not surprised…..

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