Borrowers Terrence and Tiwanna Kelsey avoided losing their home thanks to the unusual ruling, Daily Business Review reported. Their attorney says the reversal is the first he has seen involving a robo-witness in a single-family residential foreclosure. Lower court judges often allow testimony from lender and servicer witnesses, even in the wake of the national robo-signing scandal.
The Third District panel determined Lauren Gergeceff, a mediation specialist who testified on behalf of Nationstar Mortgage in the Miami-Dade Circuit case, had no direct knowledge of the mortgage and only saw loan documents when the trial began. [Daily Business Review] — Eric Kalis