Fla. Courts Say $35M From Mortgage Deal Will Ease Backlog

Law360, Miami (March 7, 2013, 8:02 PM EST) -- The administrator for the Florida state court system on Wednesday asked legislators for $35 million from the state's share of a $25 billion national settlement with the country's largest mortgage servicers to help the courts deal with the backlog of foreclosure cases in the state.

In a presentation before the Senate's appropriations committee on criminal and civil justice, Florida state courts administrator Lisa Goodner asked legislators to allocate $35 million of the $200 million over the course of the next three years to deal with the...
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