The state’s accelerated foreclosure docket, or Rocket Docket, has come to an end with the new fiscal year.
The ACLU sued to end Florida’s so-called “Rocket Docket” but the Second District Court of Appeal declined to hear the case.
Lee County Clerk of Court Charlie Green, who helped come up with the process, said plaintiffs were treated fairly. READ MORE
“There was never a time when anyone didn’t get justice,” he said. “People would show up after a year or a year and half or two years of making no payment and try to make a case, and there was no effort in between by most of them.”
Green said the “Rocket Docket” helped process the deluge of foreclosure cases that accompanied the housing market collapse. He said the number of foreclosures has tapered off to a level where existing resources can handle the flow. The accelerated foreclosure process also helped get properties into the marketplace, he added.