Freeze Cases Filed By 3 Law Firm 'Foreclosure Mills,' Fed'l Lawmaker Urges Top Fla. Court
Adding to the uncertainty created by a major mortgage servicer’s decision to call a temporary halt to foreclosures and related activity in 23 states, a federal lawmaker is urging the Florida Supreme Court to suspend all mortgage-related cases being handled by three state law firms he describes as “foreclosure mills,” according to the Orlando Sentinel.
The firms, which are being investigated by the Florida attorney general’s office, as detailed in a previous ABAJournal.com post, file about 80 percent of the state’s mortgage foreclosure cases.
“I respectfully request that you abate all foreclosures involving these firms until the attorney general … has finished his investigations of those firms for document fraud,” wrote U.S. Rep Alan Grayson in a letter Monday to Chief Justice Charles Canady.
ABAJournal.com: “Ally Employee’s Admission Could Pave Way to Nationwide Foreclosure Challenges”