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Real Property, Financial Services, & Title Insurance Update: Week Ending March 23, 2018

Foreclosure / Amendments to Conform to Evidence: trial court erred in allowing Wells Fargo to amend its complaint during trial to conform to evidence presented of two unpled modification agreements – Tracey v. Wells Fargo...more

Real Property, Financial Services, & Title Insurance Update: Weeks Ending March 9 & 16, 2018

REAL PROPERTY UPDATE - Condition Precedent: trial court properly rejected motion to dismiss for failure to satisfy condition precedent of pre-litigation non-binding arbitration, required by Chapter 718, Florida Statutes,...more

Real Property, Financial Services, & Title Insurance Update: Week Ending March 2, 2018

REAL PROPERTY UPDATE - Foreclosure/Standing: borrower's standing arguments failed because they were based on notion that note changed hands after it was delivered to World Savings Bank in 2007, when in fact the note...more

Real Property & Financial Services Update: Week Ending February 16 & 23, 2018

REAL PROPERTY UPDATE - Breach of Contract/Damages: court erred by precluding setoff when calculating damages because purpose of award is to restore the injured party to the position it would have realized no for the other...more

Real Property, Financial Services, & Title Insurance Update: Week Ending January 12, 2018

REAL PROPERTY UPDATE - Standing/Foreclosure: pursuant to Florida Rule of Procedure 1.260, the assignee of a note during pendency of a foreclosure acquires standing of original plaintiff lender - Spicer v Ocwen Loan...more

Real Property, Financial Services, & Title Insurance Update: Weeks Ending December 1 & 8, 2017

REAL PROPERTY UPDATE - - Foreclosure/Errors in Legal Description: error in legal description did not preclude judgment of foreclosure because property was sufficiently identified by accurate lot and tract, street address,...more

Real Property, Financial Services, & Title Insurance Update: Weeks Ending November 17 & 24, 2017

REAL PROPERTY UPDATE - Receiver/Barton Doctrine: individual could not bring negligence action against discharged receiver of commercial property until individual first obtained leave to do so from the court that appointed...more

Real Property, Financial Services, & Title Insurance Update: Weeks Ending November 3 & 10, 2017

REAL PROPERTY UPDATE FINANCIAL SERVICES UPDATE TITLE INSURANCE UPDATE - Misrepresentation: developer entitled to directed verdict on claims of fraudulent and negligent misrepresentation asserted by condominium association...more

Real Property, Financial Services, & Title Insurance Update: Week Ending October 20, 2017

REAL PROPERTY UPDATE FINANCIAL SERVICES UPDATE  TITLE INSURANCE UPDATE - Foreclosure: witness may testify as to business records of another company so long as that witness can lay proper foundation of personal knowledge...more

Real Property, Financial Services, & Title Insurance Update: Weeks Ending October 6 & 13, 2017

REAL PROPERTY UPDATE FINANCIAL SERVICES UPDATE - Ad Valorem Taxes: land lease holders are considered equitable owners of land for tax purposes if land lease renews automatically and is perpetual; owners of condominium...more

Real Property, Financial Services, & Title Insurance Update: Weeks Ending September 22 & 29, 2017

REAL PROPERTY UPDATE - - Constructive Notice: a memorandum of agreement that is recorded in the official records of the county in which the property is located and refers to an unrecorded agreement entered into by the...more

Real Property & Title Insurance Update: Weeks Ending September 8 & 15, 2017

REAL PROPERTY UPDATE - Summary judgment: trial court erred by denying borrower’s motion to amend answer and defenses, and therefore erred in entering summary judgment in favor of lender. Reyes v BAC Home Loans Servicing...more

Real Property & Title Insurance Update: Week Ending September 1, 2017

REAL PROPERTY UPDATE - Foreclosure / Statute of Limitations: trial court improperly found that, because payments due under a note and mortgage were accelerated in a prior 2009 action, the second action filed over five...more

Real Property & Title Insurance Update: Week Ending August 18 & 25, 2017

Foreclosure: general reservation of jurisdiction in a foreclosure judgment is very limited, and certainly does not give trial court jurisdiction to eliminate a lien more than three years after Final Judgment of Foreclosure...more

Real Property & Title Insurance Update: Week Ending August 11, 2017

REAL PROPERTY UPDATE - Foreclosure/Short Sale/Statute of Limitations: Florida Statute section 95.11(5)(h)’s one year statute of limitations period does not apply to bar Bank’s cause of action for deficiency judgment arising...more

Real Property & Title Insurance Update: Week Ending July 28 & August 4, 2017

REAL PROPERTY UPDATE - Foreclosure/Redemption: foreclosure sale conducted without knowledge of bankruptcy affirmed, but trial court orders denying mortgagor opportunity to redeem property before certificate of sale actually...more

Real Property & Title Insurance Update: Week Ending July 14 & 21, 2017

REAL PROPERTY UPDATE - Foreclosure/Standing: note owner had constructive possession of promissory note in original servicer’s physically possession of blank-endorsed note when it filed the complaint, and had standing to...more

Real Property & Title Insurance Update: Week Ending July 7, 2017

REAL PROPERTY UPDATE- Takings/Declaratory Relief: plaintiff’s request for a declaration that its further pursuit of a zoning application was futile was not a proper claim for declaratory relief – GolfRock, LLC v. Lee...more

Real Property & Title Insurance Update: Week Ending June 16 & 23, 2017

Real Property Update - US Supreme Court - Regulatory Taking: owner of parcel A, that took title to adjacent parcel B after regulation restricting use of parcels had been passed, lost grandfather rights for both parcels by...more

Real Property & Title Insurance Update: Week Ending June 2, 2017

Real Property Update - Lease: where lessee transfers leasehold interest to third party, but retains easement in leased property, lessee transfers less than “entire interest” in property, and such sublease not tantamount to...more

Real Property & Title Insurance Update: Week Ending May 12, 2017

REAL PROPERTY UPDATE: Foreclosure/Conditions Precedent: plaintiff not required to given notice under section 559.715 as condition precedent to foreclosure, and plaintiff’s default notice to borrowers pursuant to...more

Real Property & Title Insurance Update: Week Ending April 28 & May 5, 2017

REAL PROPERTY UPDATE - Foreclosure: final summary judgment in borrower’s favor inappropriate where borrower merely asserted that lender mistakenly filed copy of original note with court, instead of original, and where...more

Real Property & Title Insurance Update: Week Ending April 14 & 21, 2017

REAL PROPERTY UPDATE - Foreclosure/Attorneys’ Fees: mortgage foreclosure plaintiffs seeking attorney’s fees must support their claim with competent, substantial evidence of the number of hours worked and evidence that...more

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