Bymel v. Bank of America, N.A., ___ So. 3d ___, 40 Fla. L. Weekly D637 (Fla. 3d DCA March 11, 2015)
Although the bank approved the short sale of property in foreclosure to a specific purchaser and approved the settlement statement, when the deal closed, the bank refused to accept the proceeds of the sale and failed to dismiss the foreclosure action, discharge its lis pendens, and record a satisfaction of mortgage. As a result, the purchaser moved to intervene in the foreclosure action, but the trial court denied his motion. The appellate court reversed because the bank had knowledge of and approved the sale to, but failed to take the actions reasonably to be expected by, the purchaser.
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