Mike Martino, Executive Director of the Osceola County YMCA, accepts delivery of bicycles from Ice Legal, P.A., attorney and Osceola County YMCA Board Member, Randy Ackley. Ice Legal, donated the bikes to the YMCA
On October 11, 2013, Amanda moderated a panel of judges and defense counsel who addressed:
...Foreclosure defense attorney Thomas Ice of Ice Legal in Royal Palm Beach has been watching the case closely.
"Although the court doesn't use the word 'robo-witness,' this is the case that we've been waiting for on that subject," he said. "It could be the death knell for the banks' business practice of using professional witnesses at trial to introduce computer printouts, where the witness' only connection to those printouts is that they read them shortly before trial."...
...By reversing Cox, the Fourth District noted as precedent a similar decision it made in 2011 in Glarum v. LaSalle Bank, where a bank officer relied on for testimony had read material from a database and couldn't verify whether the entries were correct.
Ice was involved in that case.
He said the one addresses a problem that defense attorneys have been complaining about for some time — bank and association witnesses parroting what's in a document without personal knowledge of its accuracy.
"It says that the Glarum case applies in the context of trial, that a plaintiffs witness cannot just utter the 'magic words' of the business records hearsay exception to introduce their accounting records," Ice said. ...
...Ice never accepted the court's premise that foreclosure cases be brought in compliance with state time standards. He said the standards never contemplated the foreclosure crisis and didn't account for cases where neither party wanted to proceed....
...Royal Palm Beach based foreclosure defense attorney Tom Ice was one of the first to raise concerns about the trusts after a client signed his deed over to Fidelity.
“These scams prey upon those that already have financial difficulties and directs them away from resources that could help them," Ice said Monday. "Worse, because they involve filing frivolous motions, it denigrates the legal profession and creates even more confusion in the courts." ...
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