3d DCA Watch -- Dear Nice Foreclosure Counsel: We Don't Mean You!


Interesting part concurrence/dissent from Judge Salter on a residential mortgage foreclosure case seemingly birthed in the bowels of hail:
In the present case, I cannot agree that the trial court abused its discretion in denying the plaintiff’s dilatory motion to add a party.  The errors in the present case were essentially errors by counsel, not by the trial court.  The tsunami of residential foreclosures in South Florida in the aftermath of the 2008 real estate recession has been marked in many cases by assembly-line pleadings, preparation of complaints and affidavits by non-attorneys, and the neglect of cases by counsel.5  The trial courts have shown commendable diligence in moving such cases, particularly stale cases, to trial and final judgment.
But look at footnote 5:
Counsel for the parties in this appeal were not involved in such lapses or the errors reflected in the record before us.
Thanks for the clarification, judge!

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