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Author: Austin B. Calhoun, Esq.

Lenders May Still Have to Participate in Foreclosure Mediation in Florida

January 20, 2021 Banking & Financial Services Industry Legal Blog

In response to the mortgage foreclosure crisis, the Supreme Court of Florida established a statewide mandatory mediation program for residential mortgage foreclosures. Due to the mandatory mediation program being largely unsuccessful, the Supreme Court of Florida terminated the program on December 19, 2011. However, lenders should be aware that judges […]

Canceling and Rescheduling a Mortgage Foreclosure Sale Now Requires a Motion

October 9, 2020 Banking & Financial Services Industry Legal Blog

In 2010, the Florida Supreme Court approved an amendment to the Florida Rules of Civil Procedure regarding mortgage foreclosures and enacted new forms, such as Form 1.996(b), Motion to Cancel and Reschedule Foreclosure Sale. In 2014, the Florida Supreme Court renumbered this form to the current Form 1.996(c) (2019).  If […]

Florida’s Fast-Track Residential Foreclosure Process

August 24, 2020 Banking & Financial Services Industry Legal Blog

Since 2013, residential foreclosure actions in Florida have been significantly shortened—from over two (2) years to possibly less than six (6) months—because of the new “fast-track” process provided in section 702.10, Florida Statutes. This fast-track foreclosure process starts with the filing of a “verified” foreclosure complaint that sufficiently alleges standing, […]

You Received an OSHA Citation, Now What? Steps Any Business Should Consider in Response to an OSHA Citation

July 31, 2020 Construction Industry Legal Blog

Within the last six months an inspector from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) visited your premises and you just received a “Citation and Notification of Penalty” for violations allegedly identified during the OSHA inspection.  Now what?  OSHA citations can be confusing, frustrating, carry heavy penalties, and must be […]

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