Thursday, April 11, 2013

Court Cannot Read More Into Statute Than Plain Language Dictates (In This Case Verification Requirements)

In U.S. Bank v. Wanio-Moore (5D12-1746), the Fifth District reversed a trial court's order dismissing a complaint. The trial court dismissed the foreclosure complaint because the verification on the complaint did not provide the position of the person that signed the verification. However, the Fifth District reversed and held that "the rule does not require any information about the signer’s positional authority, and a court cannot “read more into [rule 1.110(b)] than its plain language dictates."

The opinion can be viewed HERE.


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