Supreme Court of Florida
No. AOSC09-54IN RE: FINAL REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS ONRESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE CASESADMINISTRATIVE ORDERForeclosure case filings in Florida trial courts stood at nearly 369,000 inDecember 2008. At the beginning of the last quarter of 2009, foreclosure filingsstatewide totaled in excess of 296,000. Florida has the third highest mortgagedelinquency rate, the worst foreclosure inventory, and the most foreclosure starts inthe nation. At the close of 2009, it is estimated there will be an inventory of approximately 456,000 pending foreclosure cases statewide. The crisis continuesunabated.The Task Force on Residential Mortgage Foreclosure Cases was establishedto respond on an emergency basis to the residential mortgage foreclosure crisis inFlorida.
In Re: Task Force on Residential Mortgage Foreclosure Cases, AOSC09-8 (March 27, 2009). The 15-member Task Force issued a Final Report and1. The Task Force was asked to re
commend “policies, strategies, and
methods for easing the backlog of pending residential mortgage foreclosure cases
while protecting the rights of parties” through “mediation and other alternative
dispute resolution strategies, case management techniques, and approaches toproviding
cost legal assistance to homeowners.”