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Rapid fire foreclosure trials clear cases, concern attorneys

By Kimberly Miller - Palm Beach Post Staff Writer

A foreclosure case that loitered in Palm Beach County’s courts for more than four years was over in four minutes last week as judges hustle under a new order to clear dockets of aging files.

In less time than it takes to boil an egg, a judgment against borrower Clara Urgelles set a July 15 auction date for the condominium she bought in 2007. Urgelles put up no defense, didn’t attend the trial, and never called the condo home, according to county homestead exemption records.

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