TALLAHASSEE, Fla.- The Florida Supreme Court will consider the foreclosure case of a Greenacres homeowner that involves a law firm under investigation for alleged "robo-signing" and other questionable practices.
The court on Monday issued a high profile-case order in the matter of Pino v. Bank of New York Mellon. One of the issues in the case is whether there was a fraud on the trial court.
The bank needed to show it took over the loan from another bank. But attorneys from the Plantation-based Law Offices of David J. Stern filed paperwork that was questionably dated.
Stern's law firm - now shut down - is one of several foreclosure mills being investigated by Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi. That probe is looking into whether fraudulent paperwork was filed in foreclosures.
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