In recent years, Florida and many other parts of the country have been experiencing mounting backlogs when it comes to foreclosure cases.
The Florida rocket docket controversy has even caught the attention of Rolling Stone magazine. The term "rocket docket" was coined to describe the in-and-out philosophy of foreclosure courts. The article features the experiences of Matt Taibbi, who went to Florida to examine the foreclosure process.
As we have discussed before in a previous blog post, Florida courts have been called "rocket dockets" for their speedy hearings for foreclosure cases. The court system has been accused of not taking the time to ensure all foreclosures are legal and fair. A new report suggests that this trend continues in foreclosure cases.
In our last blog post, we established that Florida's courts are flooded with foreclosure cases and examined the system created by Miami-Dade Circuit Court to deal with the problem. Today, we will continue to discuss the controversy surrounding Miami-Dade's approach.
Foreclosure cases continue to flood Florida's court dockets. In order to deal with this tremendous backlog, the Florida Legislature distributed $6 million dollars to the state's circuit courts.