Fla. House Passes Bill To Expedite Foreclosures

Law360, Miami (April 29, 2013, 8:12 PM EDT) -- The Florida House of Representatives passed a controversial bill Monday to streamline the state's foreclosure process in the hopes of easing a worst-in-the nation backlog of cases and despite remaining concerns over whether it will actually help borrowers.

Several lawmakers warned Monday that measures in H.B. 87 meant to expedite the legal process could end up hurting Floridians, but the urgency to take action to address the glut of pending cases — 371,119 at the end of 2012, 8,000 more than the previous year — weighed...
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