New Fla. Law Allows Bankruptcy Docs In Foreclosure Suits

Law360 (March 20, 2018, 7:21 PM EDT) -- A new Florida law signed Monday will allow documents filed in federal bankruptcy proceedings to be admitted as evidence in foreclosure cases, barring homeowners who have agreed to surrender property in bankruptcy court from challenging foreclosure proceedings on the property.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed S.B. 220 into law, which authorizes lienholders to introduce into a foreclosure proceeding bankruptcy documents showing a debtor surrendered the property at issue in the foreclosure.

“Current federal bankruptcy law allows a debtor who files a Chapter 7 to keep cars, clothing, jewelry and other personal items if they agree to surrender the property they own...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.


  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!

TRY LAW360 FREE FOR SEVEN DAYS