Fla. Panel Advances Bill Streamlining Foreclosure Cases

Law360, Miami (April 15, 2013, 8:50 PM EDT) -- A bill addressing Florida's large backlog of pending foreclosures passed the state Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday, with its sponsor emphasizing that it would help homeowners despite opponents' criticism of its efforts to speed up the legal process.

The bill's sponsor Sen. Jack Latvala, R-Clearwater, seemed to be addressing recent attacks on S.B. 1666 when he stressed that it maintained a judicial system for processing foreclosures and included several “consumer-oriented features” aimed at reducing fraud and streamlining the hearing process. He also agreed to eliminate a...
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