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Florida Court Reverses Dismissal of Foreclosure Action, Holds New Default Gives New Right to Foreclose

The Florida First District Court of Appeal recently affirmed a trial court’s dismissal of a follow up foreclosure action based on res judicata to the extent the default date was the same as that in the first action, which had been dismissed for failure to…

Florida Court Holds Witness Need Not Be Employed for Entirety of Payment History Period to Lay Proper Business Records Foundation

The Florida Third District Court of Appeal recently reversed a trial judge’s refusal to admit a loan payment history into evidence, holding that the foreclosing mortgagee properly demonstrated that the payment history was a business record, even though its witness started working for the mortgagee in…

Ohio Supreme Court Rules Standing Must Exist When Foreclosure Is Filed, But Can Be Proven Later

The Supreme Court of Ohio recently held that, although the plaintiff in a mortgage foreclosure action must have standing to sue when suit is filed, standing can be proven after the case is filed. A copy of the opinion is available at: http://www.supremecourt.ohio.gov/rod/docs/pdf/0/2015/2015-Ohio-1484.pdf The plaintiff mortgagee…

First Circuit Confirms Loan Modification Rendered Borrower’s ‘Standing’ Challenge Moot

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit recently dismissed a borrower’s appeal as moot because the borrower and loan servicer entered into a loan modification agreement while the appeal was pending, meaning the borrower was no longer subject to any actual or threatened…

Florida Court Reverses Foreclosure Judgment, But Remands Without Involuntary Dismissal

The District Court of Appeal of Florida, Second District, recently reversed a final judgment of foreclosure, holding that the mortgagee failed to properly establish the amount of its damages. However, the Appellate Court further held that because the borrower failed to move for dismissal at…