The Real Deal Miami

Foreclosure notices could be next scandal

December 28, 2010 10:26AM

The office of Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum is probing two of
the largest process serving companies in Florida for allegations that
foreclosure notices have been improperly served. Appeals courts in Miami
and Palm Beach County this month found that several homeowners had not
properly been served with their foreclosure summonses. In the Miami
case, a homeowner said she was recovering at her mother’s home after
surgery while the process server swore he personally handed it to her at
her home. Defense attorneys say the service is often sloppy, and a lawyer for one of the firms, Gissen & Zawyer Process Service, said
with so many summonses, there were likely some mistakes. “But I would
suggest there is no proof of widespread fraud to take advantage of
people,” said attorney Alan Rosenthal of Carlton Fields. [Palm
Beach Post]