Error to Dismiss Case for Lack of Prosecution When Party Awaits Action on Notice of Trial

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In this mortgage foreclosure case, the trial court dismissed the case because appellant failed to schedule the matter for non-jury trial, despite the fact that appellant had filed a notice of trial.  The appellate court reversed, holding, “Because appellant continuously prosecuted its case and timely filed a notice of readiness for trial, dismissal was improper. The next move was for the trial court itself, not appellant, to schedule the case for trial.”

Citimortgage, Inc. v. Hill, 39 Fla. L. Weekly D1295b (1st DCA June 18, 2014).

 

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