Across this state judges, their assistants and clerks of courts are jumping to their feet, stopping what they’re doing and bending over backwards to meet the needs of the foreclosure mills who have dumped a big fat steaming pile of garbage in their chambers.
Such unprecedented–and unfunded–burdens are absurd in any case, but it is particularly absurd when one of the largest purveyors of this garbage and this mess–The Law Offices of David Stern in Broward County is apparently raking in obscene profits.
According to an article in the Tampa Tribune, David Stern’s Foreclosure Mill reported a $250 million profit since this crisis began.
A key message we’re bringing to Tallahassee today is we want our judges, their Judicial assistants, the Clerks of Courts and their staff to be properly funded. I personally want to see the abuse of these public servants at the hands of the foreclosure mills stopped IMMEDIATELY.
The abuses are clear and well documented….for objective details of those abuses, read the Florida Supreme Court’s Task Force on Residential Mortgage Foreclosures. For a start, let’s begin by canceling all telephone hearings. Let’s enforce the rules in place that require ATTORNEYS TO MEET TO TRY AND RESOLVE ISSUES BEFORE HEARING.
and now the biggie…..
THE SUPREME COURT OF FLORIDA PASSED A RULE THAT THE FORECLOSURE MILLS HAVE DECIDED THEY CAN JUST IGNORE.
APPARENTLY, THE FORECLOSURE MILLS HAVE DETERMINED THAT MANDATORY RULES OF THE SUPREME COURT DO NOT APPLY TO THEM….
WRONG, THEY DO!
Today we will give our legislators the truth about foreclosure as practiced by the mills. With that information, I want the Legislature to give our judges the political cover they need to understand this crisis. Next, I want our legislature to properly fund our judges to give them and their staff the resources they need to do their jobs properly.
IT’S JUST THE RIGHT THING TO DO!