It’s official: compassion not a defense to foreclosure

From the ABA Journal article
Written by Debra Cassens Weiss

In Republic v. Doyle, 3D09-2405, the Florida 3rd District Court of Appeal ruled that “benevolence and compassion” are not grounds for delaying a foreclosure sale and stated that the decision byMiami-Dade Circuit Judge Valerie Manno Schurr to delay a foreclosure sale long enough to allow the owners of the house to file bankruptcy and attempt to save their interest was “an abuse of discretion.” To quote the Appellate Court

Although granting continuances and postponements are, generally speaking, within the discretion of the trial court, the ‘ground’ of benevolence and compassion … does not constitute a lawful, cognizable basis for granting relief to one side to the detriment of the other.

Just one more reason I’m glad I don’t live in Florida. Yikes.

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3 responses to “It’s official: compassion not a defense to foreclosure

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  2. Ingred Alvarez

    Ouch is more like it. I guess they don’t have the heart anymore. Can anybody comment on the new bills submitted here in illinois and can it protect m tanants? I also saw this on the web. http://www.stopforeclosureanswer.com/stopforeclosure/