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Florida Court Confirms Rule Allowing ‘Incorporation’ of Prior Servicer’s Records

The Florida Second District Court of Appeal recently reversed a trial court’s dismissal of a mortgage foreclosure action because the plaintiff bank was the proper party to sue and proved that it had standing. In so ruling, the Second DCA applied its prior ruling allowing “incorporation” or “adoption” of a prior servicer’s records, which essentially

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Florida Court Holds Improper Notice of Default/Right to Cure Not Defense to Foreclosure Absent Showing of Prejudice

The Florida Fifth District Court of Appeal recently reversed a final judgment of foreclosure in favor of a mortgagee, holding that the mortgagee failed to prove it had standing to sue. In so ruling, the Fifth DCA also held that failure to provide at least 30 days to cure the default in the mortgagee’s notice of

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Florida Court Holds UCC Article 9 Governs in Mortgage Fraud Dispute

The Florida Fourth District Court of Appeal recently held that the priority between two assignees of notes secured by the same mortgage due to fraud is determined by Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code and not the recording statute applicable to assignments of mortgage. The Court held that the transferee that first perfected its interest in

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NY Appeals Court Holds Statute of Limitations Does Not Bar Action to Cancel Mortgage

The New York Court of Appeals, the state’s highest court, recently held that the statute of limitations does not bar an action to cancel a mortgage based upon a forged deed. A copy of the opinion is available here. The plaintiff was the administrator of her deceased father’s estate. The decedent and his sister (the

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