November 4, 2015
Lewis Bartram v. U.S. Bank National Association, etc., et al., The Plantation at Ponte Vedra, Inc., v. U.S. Bank National Association etc., et al., Gideon Gratsiani v. U.S. Bank National Association, etc., et al.
Case Number(s):
SC14-1265, SC14-1266, SC14-1305
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St. Johns County

U.S. Bank National Association filed to foreclose on Mr. Bartram after he defaulted on his mortgage. Five years later, the trial court dismissed the case when the lender did not show up for a case management hearing. A year later, the trial court ruled the mortgage was cancelled because the lender had let the case sit for more than the five years allowed by state statute. The Fifth District Court of Appeal overturned the trial court and certified the issue in this case and two related cases as one of great public importance for this Court’s review.