The foreclosure “crisis” is often described as a “wave of cases” or an unprecedented amount of cases that are backlogged. The companion statement is always that our courts must do something to deal with the crisis…i.e. push the cases through.
We all need to be changing the message from “push the cases through” to “slow down and make sure the cases are done correctly”.
Have a read of an excellent article from my friend, Lisa Epstein at 4closurehamlet.com that appeared in the Palm Beach Post. I want every person out there to make a commitment to make contacts with one reporter a week, somewhere, anywhere to share the stories….let’s get more out there.
The bottom line is this:
Our courts should not be burdened by millionaire foreclosure mills filing slop in courtrooms, sending uninformed attorneys in with no knowledge whatsoever of their cases. Our senior judges cannot just have this dumped on their laps for a mere $350 a day.
THE BURDEN TO PROPERLY PREPARE AND PRESENT A FORECLOSURE CASE MUST BE PLACED SOLEY ON THE PLAINTIFF AND NO DEFENDANT, NO COURT MUST LIFT A FINGER UNTIL THAT FILE IT PREPPED UP, ALL FACTS AND EVIDENCE IN ORDER AND READY TO GO
This is essentially the issue I’m arguing in the 5th DCA on Thursday. Sloppy Plaintiff practice is being not just tolerated, but affirmed and consented to by courtrooms because, “We’ve just got to get all these cases through”
NO WE DON’T! Who benefits from swift and sloppy justice? David J. Stern and his investors, David J. Stern Enterprises and all the other slop producing foreclosure mills that show profound disrespect for the law, for the courts and for judges with their insultingly unprofessional and sloppy legal work.
Fight the fight, keep up the good, honest and ethical work. Make your pleadings and motions and discovery clean, tight, accurate. Focus on real issues. Don’t waste time or your credibility with the courts by engaging in delay tactics…help the courts by boxing Plaintiffs in when the case is not there and push the plaintiffs to trial.