Outspoken Florida Foreclosure Defense Lawyer Bruce Jacobs Sanctioned By Florida 3rd DCA
The Florida 3rd District Court of Appeals has issued an order imposing sanctions against Florida Foreclosure Defense attorney Bruce Jacobs.
Judges became irate after Jacobs filed a motion for rehearing and rehearing en banc after ruling against his client. Jacobs represented Aquasol Condominium Association in HSBC v. Aquasol.
The 3rd DCA also affirmed a trial court’s ruling allowing HSBC to proceed with foreclosure against a property owned by Aquasol. As a result, this frustrated Jacobs.
Jacobs opined in his motion that the Third DCA’s opinion “misstates the underlying the legal issues.
Jacobs also trashed the ruling in his motion. He described it as:
A desultory diatribe, consisting of personal opinions, reflections, and experiences which are completely outside the record and entirely irrelevant to the issues on appeal or the decision of the court.
Florida Foreclosure Defense Lawyer Draws Ire Of 3rd DCA
As a result, the 3rd DCA sanctioned Jacobs for violating the Florida Bar rule prohibiting:
While judges and attorneys over the course of their career are subjected to isolated instances of incivility, the instant misconduct is beyond the pale, different not simply in degree but in kind,A desultory diatribe, consisting of personal opinions, reflections, and experiences which are completely outside the record and entirely irrelevant to the issues on appeal or the decision of the court.
This is also not the first time the 3rd DCA has had clashes with Jacobs involving Florida foreclosure defense cases.