Monthly Archives: November 2011

Saved by Sloppy Filing: Fourth DCA Reverses Summary Judgment of Foreclosure Where Bank Failed to Attach Assignment

By Robin Bresky |

Duke v. HSBC Mortgage Services, LLC, Case No. 4D09-5183 The Fourth District Court of Appeal (“DCA”) reviewed a trial court order granting summary judgment of foreclosure against the homeowners, who were husband and wife. At the time HSBC filed its complaint in the trial court, it attached a mortgage showing the Dukes as the… Read More »

Fourth DCA Reverses and Remands Probate Court’s Distribution of Trust

By Robin Bresky |

Darian v. Weymouth Case No. 4D10-550 Andrew Darian, personal representative of the estate of his father, James E. Hughes, and trustee of the James E. Hughes Living Trust, appeals a final summary judgment entered in favor of Elizabeth Ann Weymouth, personal representative of the estate of her mother, Martha Mayfield Hughes where the probate… Read More »

Can I Put Twenty Bucks On It?: Fourth DCA Answers “No” Regarding Substantial Child Support Arrearage

By Robin Bresky |

Hernandez v. Frontiero Case No. 4D10-4122 The Fourth District Court of Appeal (“DCA”) reviewed a trial court order finding a father in contempt for failure to pay child support. The order also allowed the father to pay only $20 per month towards his total child support arrearage of $18,499.75. The Fourth DCA noted that… Read More »

Fourth DCA Reverses and Remands Trial Court’s Directed Verdict Against Plaintiff

By Robin Bresky |

Westervelt v. Thyssenkrupp Elevator Corporation and Toscana North Condominium Association, Inc. Case No. 4D08-3037 Westervelt worked as a concierge at a Toscana condominium building. Westervelt was injured as a result of riding in a condominium elevator, which suddenly stopped while traveling from an upper floor to the lobby. Toscana had hired Thyssenkrupp to maintain… Read More »