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Complicated Breakdown of New Florida foreclosure real estate law Every so often, a client facing a second, third or even fourth foreclosure lawsuit asks me a question: could the bank keep filing foreclosure actions against me even though the first lawsuit was filed more than five years ago? The Florida 5-year Statute of limitation rule is complex; however, Florida Supreme [.]

Florida Supreme Court Issues Landmark Ruling on Statute of Limitations for Foreclosure: Bartram Affirmed. The Florida Supreme Court today affirmed Bartram v.. There are a number of take-aways from this portion of the opinion.. Concrete Harm to Confer Article III Standing Under TCPASeptember 6,

Download this alert as a PDF. The Florida Supreme Court issued its opinion Thursday, November 3 in the much-anticipated case of Bartram v. U.S. Bank.At issue was the question of whether a previous involuntarily dismissed foreclosure action triggered application of the statute of limitations to prevent a subsequent foreclosure based on payment defaults occurring after the dismissal of the.

US Bank vs Bartram 5th DCA APPEAL 2014 PART 3 Florida Foreclosure Defense Attorney Matt Weidner discusses statute of limitations in mortgage foreclosure actions argument in US Bank vs Bartram 5th DCA.

Ina second lawsuit, Bartram claimed the bank’s right to enforce was barred by the statute of limitations stated in Florida Statutes, 95.11 (2) (c), which imposes a five-year limit on any lawsuit to foreclose a mortgage. The bank argued that the dismissal of the prior case effectively reset the clock for the bank to file a new lawsuit.

In affirming the trial court’s ruling, the Second District Court of Appeal acknowledged that the Bartram decision addresses this issue of whether the statute of limitations bars successive foreclosure actions from enforcing a mortgage lien based on a continuing state of default.

The Florida Supreme Court ruled that lenders can refile foreclosure cases against owners still in default, even if the cases started more than five years ago, outside Florida’s statute of limitations.

In December, the Florida Supreme Court issued its long-awaited decision in Bartram v. U.S. Bank National Association, No. SC14-1265 (Fla. Nov. 3, 2016), resolving a critical outstanding question regarding the applicability of Florida’s five-year statute of limitations for breach of contract claims to second or successive mortgage foreclosure.

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