AG awards Foundation $462K for foreclosure legal aid assistance

first_img September 15, 2012 Regular News Attorney General Pam Bondi recently announced that ProVest, LLC, one of Florida’s largest process serving firms, has agreed to pay $462,500 to The Florida Bar Foundation to continue the legal aid program that assists low-income individuals facing foreclosure. The settlement with ProVest resolves allegations regarding improper service of process in foreclosure cases filed in courts throughout Florida. Under the settlement, ProVest must follow certain business practices intended to ensure proper and lawful service of process in mortgage foreclosure cases filed in Florida.“This settlement is another important step in ensuring the integrity of the mortgage foreclosure process in Florida,” Bondi said. “This agreement will help ensure the fair administration of foreclosure cases filed in our state.”ProVest cooperated with the Attorney General’s Office and has agreed to provide enhanced training to its employees and contract process servers to ensure the accuracy of all service of process paperwork filed in Florida courts.Additionally, the company has adopted policies and procedures to improve its business practices. ProVest must also conduct audits to detect irregularities in the execution of Florida returns of service, returns of nonservice, affidavits, and other related processes, according to the AG’s office. AG awards Foundation $462K for foreclosure legal aid assistancecenter_img AG awards Foundation $462K for foreclosure legal aid assistancelast_img