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Real Property, Financial Services & Title Insurance Case Law Update: Weeks Ending March 14 & March 21, 2014

I. FLORIDA STATE CASES – SCOTT FEATHER & JOURDAN HAYNES - - Summary Judgment: reversal of summary final judgment of foreclosure because of disputed issues of fact concerning amount of rents received from property that...more

3/26/2014 - Foreclosure Landlords Mortgages Property Tax Tenants Title Insurance

Real Property, Financial Services & Title Insurance Case Law Update: Weeks Ending February 21 And 28, 2014

I. FLORIDA STATE CASES – JOURDAN HAYNES & ILAN NIEUCHOWICZ - Relation-Back: amended complaint naming third-party defendant as defendant relates back to filing of third-party complaint where (a) third-party complaint...more

3/6/2014 - Confidentiality Default Judgment Land Titles Relation Back Doctrine Third-Party Liability Title Insurance

Real Property, Financial Services & Title Insurance Case Law Update: Week Ending February 14, 2014

I. FLORIDA STATE CASES – SARA WITMEYER - Arbitration/Waiver: defendant waived right to arbitration by defending against claim of replevin in court litigation for two years – Gen. Elec. Capital Corp. v. Bio-Mass Tech,...more

2/18/2014 - Arbitration Foreclosure Land Titles Mortgages Replevin Slander Standing Title Insurance

Real Property, Financial Services & Title Insurance Case Law Update: Week Ending January 17, 2014

II. 11TH CIRCUIT CASES - JIN LIU - - Quiet Title: banks’ failure to respond to borrowers’ demands for proof of validity of mortgage and assignment did not render mortgage and assignment invalid or create a cloud on...more

1/22/2014 - Banking Sector Title Insurance

Real Property, Financial Services & Title Insurance Case Law Update: Week Ending January 3, 2014

I. FLORIDA STATE CASES – SARA WITMEYER - - Discovery: guarantors who moved to set aside stipulation to deficiency judgment not entitled to depose corporate representatives of foreclosing plaintiff and assignee of final...more

1/10/2014 - Deficiency Judgments Foreclosure Land Titles Misrepresentation Mortgages Property Tax Statute of Limitations

Real Property, Financial Services & Title Insurance Case Law Update: December 2013

I. FLORIDA STATE CASES – SASHA FUNK GRANAI - Final Judgment: final judgment not final appealable order where related claim for breach of note remained – Centennial Bank v. NFP 1, LLC, No. 1D13-4516 (Fla. 1st DCA Dec....more

12/16/2013 - Breach of Contract Land Titles Title Insurance

Real Property, Financial Services & Title Insurance Case Law Update: November 2013

I. FLORIDA STATE CASES – SARA WITMEYER & SASHA FUNK GRANAI - - Implied Warranties of Fitness and Merchantability: warranties apply to improvements that provide essential services to residential subdivision, including...more

12/3/2013 - Foreclosure Infrastructure Land Titles Mortgages Property Improvements Property Owners Title Insurance

Real Property, Financial Services & Title Insurance Case Law Update: November 2013

I. FLORIDA STATE CASES – SASHA GRANAI FUNK - Foreclosure: final judgment of foreclosure without amounts due and owing invalid and precludes foreclosure sale - King v. US Bank, No. 1D13-3109 (Fla. 1st DCA Nov. 6, 2013)...more

11/13/2013 - Breach of Duty Dismissal With Prejudice FDCPA Fiduciary Duty Foreclosure Statute of Frauds Title Insurance

Real Property, Financial Services & Title Insurance Case Law Update: Week Ending October 25 & November 1, 2013

I. FLORIDA STATE CASES – SARA WITMEYER & JOURDAN HAYNES - - Receiver: court’s inherent equitable power to appoint receiver over non-profit condominium association not limited to categories set forth in Florida Statutes...more

11/6/2013 - FCRA Foreclosure Land Titles Mortgages Property Owners SCRA Tax Liens Title Insurance

Real Property, Financial Services & Title Insurance Case Law Update: Week Ending October 15, 2013

I. FLORIDA STATE CASES – SASHA FUNK GRANAI - - Foreclosure: promissory notes self-authenticating and signatures thereto presumed authentic and authorized absent evidence of forgery or lack of authorization - Bennett v....more

10/15/2013 - Duty to Defend FDIC Foreclosure Insurers Mortgages Tenancy by Entirety Title Insurance

Real Property, Financial Services & Title Insurance Case Law Update: Week Ending September 27, 2013

I. FLORIDA STATE CASES - ILAN NIEUCHOWICZ - Foreclosure/Standing: certifying to Florida Supreme Court as question of great public importance whether a plaintiff in a foreclosure action may cure inability to prove...more

10/2/2013 - Easements FCRA FDCPA Foreclosure Inverse Condemnation Standing Summary Judgment Title Insurance

Real Property, Financial Services & Title Insurance Case Law Update: Week Ending September 13, 2013

I. FLORIDA STATE CASES – JOURDAN HAYNES - Foreclosure: summary judgment precluded where borrowers pled legally sufficient defense that was not factually refuted by lender – Seale v. Regions Bank, No. 4D12-3869 (Fla....more

9/17/2013 - Class Action Condominiums Duty to Defend Foreclosure Summary Judgment Title Insurance

Real Property, Financial Services & Title Insurance Case Law Update: Weeks Ending August 30 & September 6, 2013

I. FLORIDA STATE CASES - ILAN NIEUCHOWICZ & SASHA FUNK GRANAI - Hearsay/Business Records Exception: court erred in considering testimony given by Association’s new management company concerning amounts owed to...more

9/10/2013 - Admissibility Class Action Contract Interpretation Evidence Fiduciary Duty Hearsay Records Exception Rescission Testimony Title Insurance Warranties

Real Property, Financial Services & Title Insurance Case Law Update: Weeks Ending August 9 & 16, 2013

I. FLORIDA STATE CASES – JOURDAN HAYNES & ILAN NIEUCHOWICZ - Slander of Title: slander of title counterclaim barred by statute of limitations could not be brought as recoupment claim to avoid limitations because it...more

8/19/2013 - Arbitration Counterclaims Discovery Foreclosure Land Titles Mortgages Real Estate Market Slander Title Insurance

Real Property, Financial Services & Title Insurance Case Law Update: Week Ending August 2, 2013

I. FLORIDA STATE CASES – JOURDAN HAYNES - Attorneys’ Fees: trial court did not abuse its discretion in awarding attorneys’ fees and costs of $74,429 against bank following dismissal of foreclosure action as sanction...more

8/5/2013 - Abuse of Discretion Attorney's Fees Banks Discovery Dismissals Foreclosure Mortgages Novation Real Estate Market TILA

Real Property, Financial Services & Title Insurance Case Law Update: Week Ending July 19, 2013

I. FLORIDA STATE CASES – STEFANIE LINCOLN - Litigation Privilege: litigation privilege, which protects actions taken in the course of and related to judicial proceedings from civil liability, applies to causes of...more

7/22/2013 - Abuse of Process Condemnation Liability Malicious Prosecution RESPA Title Insurance

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