State courts must deal with nearly 1 million foreclosure cases over the next three years. They need money from the Florida Legislature, not a bad bill.
House Bill 87, filed by Rep. Kathleen Passidomo, R-Naples, would make it easier for banks to foreclose by allowing lenders to seek an expedited hearing. Borrowers would have to prove they have a defense against foreclosure. But lenders are the reason foreclosure cases take an average of more than two years to resolve. Why make it easier to foreclose?
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