• Condominium Association/Injunction:  tenants’ act of moving out of condominium unit after condominium association filed action against them for injunctive relief, eviction, and ejectment did not divest circuit court of jurisdiction  – Shteyn v. Grandview Palace Condo. Ass’n, No. 3D14-1910 (Fla. 3d DCA Sept. 24, 2014) (denying petition for writ of prohibition)
  • Foreclosure/Summary Judgment:  summary judgment dismissing foreclosure  for failure to meet condition procedure by failing to comply with HUD  regulations was entered in error where foreclosing plaintiff filed sworn interrogatory answers alleging compliance with loss mitigation requirements of HUD regulations – Real Estate Mortg. Network, Inc. v. Knight, No. 4D13-1880 (Fla. 4th DCA Sept. 24, 2014) (reversing final summary judgment)
  • Quiet Title/Res Judicata:  despite adjudication on merits in prior action to foreclose mortgage, res judicata did not render mortgage unenforceable by precluding enforcement actions on subsequent defaults; thus, trial court erred in quieting title to bank’s valid and enforceable mortgage – 2013-SFR Venture, LLC v. Garcia, No. 4D13-1992 (Fla. 4th DCA Sept. 24, 2014) (reversing final judgment quieting title)
  • Discovery: personal financial information of a plaintiff is not relevant for discovery where the plaintiff is only seeking damages related to property value and not compensatory damages. – Mana v. Cho, No. 3D14-1318 (Fla. 3rd DCA October 1, 2014) (Petition granted in part; discovery order quashed in part)
  • Sequestration of Rents: trial court’s error in interpreting a statute or contract to sequester rents is not a “fundamental error” warranting reversal. – Terant v. Beltway Capital, LLC, No. 3D14-302 (Fla. 3rd DCA October 1, 2014) (affirming order granting sequestration of rents)
  • Foreclosure/Condition Precedent: summary Judgment reversed where default letter attached to the motion for summary judgment was not properly authenticated. – Freiday v. OneWest Bank, FSB, No. 4D13-1155 (Fla. 4th DCA October 1, 2014) (reversed and remanded)