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Appeals Judge Roasts Special Judge Sandra Taylor — STATE JUDGE SAYS THAT BANK LAWYER WAS UNETHICAL IN FORECLOSURE CASE— WITH TAYLOR’S “COMPLICITY”

Appeals Judge Roasts Special Judge Sandra Taylor — STATE JUDGE SAYS THAT BANK LAWYER WAS UNETHICAL IN FORECLOSURE CASE— WITH TAYLOR’S “COMPLICITY”


EX PARTE COMMUNICATION, TOO

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It was just a routine foreclosure case. Nothing special. Just another poor smuck losing his house. The pupose of the hearing was to determine how much the smuck was going to have to pay the bank in addition to giving up his house. In legalese, that’s a deficiency judgement. The smuck appealed to the Third District Court of Appeals— but he lost there, too. A three-judge panel voted 2-1 in favor of the bank.

Appeals Judge Juan Ramirez Jr was the sole dissenting judge— but, boy, was his dissenting opinion a barn-burner! “In my view, to affirm what happened here requires that we turn a blind eye to the Florida Rules of Civil Procedure, the Florida Bar Rules of Professional Conduct, and the Code of Judicial Conduct, to say nothing of the Constitutions of the United States and the State of Florida,” Judge Ramirez wrote.

“I dissent because I cannot condone the unprofessional and unethical means used by the bank’s counsel, with the trial court’s complicity, to obtain an amended final judgment in this case. Counsel for Centennial Bank admitted at oral argument that the amended final judgment, which more than doubled the amount of the deficiency judgment, was obtained after an ex parte communication with the judge’s chambers.

“Either the judge or her staff then advised counsel on how to proceed,” Judge Ramirez continued. “Not only was it improper for the trial court to give legal advice, but the advice was wrong— directing counsel to send a letter with a proposed amended final judgment, rather than to file a motion seeking appropriate relief. This was then followed by another ex parte communication— a letter from the bank’s counsel to the judge, that then resulted in a new final judgment two and half times larger than the previous final judgment. The bank did not even send a copy of the letter to the appellant.”

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VICTORY IN KEY WEST: JUDGE DISMISSES FORECLOSURE FILED BY FLORIDA DEFAULT LAW GROUP FOR FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH DISCOVERY AND COURT ORDERS

VICTORY IN KEY WEST: JUDGE DISMISSES FORECLOSURE FILED BY FLORIDA DEFAULT LAW GROUP FOR FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH DISCOVERY AND COURT ORDERS


DISMISSED!

May 20, 2010

Today, a Key West, Florida Circuit Court Judge dismissed a foreclosure action filed by Florida Default Law Group (FDLG), which was representing Bank of New York as the alleged “Trustee” of a Bear Stearns securitized mortgage loan trust. The borrower, who was represented by FDN’s Jeff Barnes, Esq., had served discovery on FDLG in late February, 2009. FDLG filed one of its form “open ended” Motions for Extension of Time to respond to the discovery (that being with no date certain for the response). FDLG failed to respond to Mr. Barnes’ good-faith request as to how much time FDLG needed to respond to the borrower’s discovery. The first “response” from FDLG came over 13 months later when FDLG objected to practically everything which Mr. Barnes asked for.

FDLG also failed to comply with the Court’s Pretrial Order, and had a history in the case of violating court orders and actually paid sanctions on prior Motion filed by Mr. Barnes. The Court dismissed the case and conditioned any re-filing on full compliance with Mr. Barnes’ discovery and the Court’s Orders.

Jeff Barnes, Esq., www.ForeclosureDefenseNationwide.com

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