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Court clerks in Florida face cuts

Court cases in Lee and Collier counties could be delayed by budget cuts that target clerks’ offices across the state. The budget lawmakers presented to Gov. Rick Scott includes 7 percent cuts for clerks at a $31 million savings for the state. Scott has until April 21 to sign the budget. Over the past few years, clerks’ offices have had their funding slashed by 15 percent or more. As a result, there’s less staff to … Continue reading

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Foreclosure backlog down in Florida

  By TOLUSE OLORUNNIPA tolorunnipa@MiamiHerald.com The backlog of foreclosure cases in Florida courts was cut considerably during a one-year state initiative that brought on retired judges to hear homeowner cases, the Office of State Court Administrators announced Thursday. More than 200,000 cases were disposed between July 1, 2010 and June 30 of this year, slashing the inventory by nearly 45 percent. There are 260,815 foreclosure cases currently pending in Florida courtrooms, with about 72,000 of … Continue reading

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