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Advisory Panel Backs Ice Legal's Challenge to Foreclosure Order, Daily Business Review (Adolfo Pesquera)


An advisory committee to the Florida Supreme Court informed the
Palm Beach Circuit chief judge that an administrative order that
throws out certain motions in foreclosure cases as "abandoned" is
a local rule.

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Cayea v. CitiMortgage, Inc.—a 16th Century Decision in a 21st Century Case


By Amanda Lundergan

In the not-too-distant past, shopkeepers kept their records by hand, scrawling notes on slips of paper or triplicate forms that were squirreled away in office file cabinets until they were needed. If they were needed in court to resolve a dispute with the client, they enjoyed a special exception to an otherwise applicable evidentiary objection – hearsay.

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Ice Legal Leads the Appellate Battle to Expose Judicial Secrecy


A duel between legal scholars over a chief judge's order intended to speed up mortgage fore­ closure lawsuits has cre­ ated a spinoff battle over the limits of judicial discre­ tion and the application of open-record laws to courts.

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