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Attorneys weigh in on Supreme Court choice not to freeze foreclosures

September 29, 2010 03:00PM

Mark Stopa

In attorney Mark Stopa’s blog, he called the court’s decision not to
halt foreclosures being processed by four law firms in South Florida
under investigation a “copout.” He said the court had the authority to
impose a moratorium. “The Florida Supreme Court has the exclusive
authority to create rules of practice and procedure in all courts in the
State of Florida, a power that is expressly granted to it by the
Florida Constitution,” he said. Matt Weldner said he held out “naive”
hope that the courts might come up with a solution that would foster an
environment of compromise. Both attorneys said the court “punted” on its
decision making power, saying it is now up to the Florida Bar
Association to discipline attorneys for the firms. [Palm
Beach Post]