15 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 5 August 2007 | News Earlier this year, one of the company’s senior managers was jailed for two years afer being convicted of offences committed while previously employed by a charity fundraiser. A Salford-based company using telesales and personal collectors to raise money for charity has been wound-up by the Insolvency Service after it discovered that only three per cent of money raised was paid to charities.Changing A Life Ltd was not affiliated to any charity but claimed to distribute 50 per cent of the funds donated to child related causes. However, investigators found that just three per cent of more than £275,000 was paid out to good causes between May 2006 and January 2007 when the company ceased trading with more liabilities than assets. The investigators said that the company was in breach of charity legislation and failed to tell donors exactly how much would be given to the good causes, and its record keeping was so poor that it was impossible to ensure all money donated to specific causes actually went to that cause. Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Salford fundraising company closed AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
Relationship Fundraising: A Donor-based Approach to the Business of Raising Money (Jossey-Bass Nonprofit and Public Management Tagged with: Individual giving AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 51 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 26 October 2007 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.
As of today (15 June), until 29 June, Amazon is tripling its donation rate for qualifying purchases made by shoppers using AmazonSmile. Customers who shop at smile.amazon.co.uk can choose one of more than 6,000 charities to support before they start shopping and that charity will receive donations from Amazon at no extra cost to the customer or charity.From 15 June to 29 June, Amazon is tripling its usual donation of 0.5% to 1.5% of the net purchase price of eligible products (excluding VAT, shipping fees, and returns) to the charity of the customer’s choice.Jan Lakotta, EU Manager, AmazonSmile, said:“We launched smile.amazon.co.uk in November 2017 and now with more than 6,000 national and local charities available, everyone should be able to find a good cause close to their heart. We’re delighted that so many organisations are already benefitting and we encourage other charities, large and small, to enrol so customers can select them to receive donations from Amazon.”AmazonSmile enrolment is open to registered UK charities. Current AmazonSmile charities include CLIC Sargent, RSPCA, WWF UK, Stonewall Equality, Barnardo’s, Cancer Research UK, British Red Cross, The Royal British Legion, Magic Breakfast and Save the Children. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis39 Tagged with: Amazon corporate 259 total views, 1 views today Advertisement AmazonSmile announces temporary tripling of donation rate Melanie May | 15 June 2018 | News 260 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis39 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.
228 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Plugins for sites with and without WooCommerceThe first of RSM 2000’s plugins works with the WooCommerce plugin system and the second is a native WordPress plugin that works in WordPress sites without WooCommerce.Previously, charities and businesses that used RSM 2000’s CPWeb system to process credit and debit card payments had to develop their own plugin, if they wanted it to work on a WordPress site. The new plugin simplifies the integration.RSM 2000 anticipates that this will reduce the costs of developing websites for their clients, particularly smaller charities for whom WordPress offers a valuable platform for their site.WooCommerce is an open-source e-commerce plugin for WordPress. It is designed for online merchants to help them to easily convert their WordPress website into different types of store, service or retail experience, managing stock, bookings, customer service and experience.RSM 2000’s CPWeb WordPress and WooCommerce plugins sit alongside a range of existing and new plugins that are available to integrate CPWeb with popular web hosting systems such as WordPress and Drupal. Charities and small business clients of payment services company RSM 2000 now have the option of integrating its services with a WordPress-based website.The company has created two plugins that are designed to simplify integration of its ecommerce card payment gateway (CPWeb) with websites built on WordPress. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 227 total views, 1 views today Advertisement Howard Lake | 30 April 2019 | News Tagged with: open source payment WordPress RSM 2000 creates two plugins to integrate ecommerce services with WordPress About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.
They also include the newspaper La Loupe, which was suspended for a month on 9 August for comments about government associates that were deemed “contrary to journalistic ethics.” Gabon’s Media Owners Organization (OPAM) reacted by accusing the HAC of “acting like a bogeyman” while RSF described the measure as “disproportionate.” Entitled “The Bongo clan, a French story,” the 52-minute documentary was broadcast in the France 2 current affairs slot “Complément d’Enquête” on 16 August, the eve of Gabon’s Independence Day. Using interviews and documentary evidence, it accused the Bongo family of getting rich from income from the French oil companies Elf Aquitaine and Total. to go further News The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa News January 24, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Gabon Organisation The measures confirm that the HAC, Gabon’s media regulator, is more interested in protecting the government’s interests than defending press freedom. Both media outlets recently criticized President Ali Bongo or his close allies. With the HAC in charge, critical reporting seems to result in almost automatic suspension. The HAC said it was suspending Echos du Nord for a month because it failed to respond to a summons for questioning about an article reporting that Gabon’s vice-president had bought a luxury car – an acquisition that the vice-president himself acknowledged after the article’s publication. GabonAfrica Media independence Freedom of expression In the six months since its creation, Gabon’s HAC has already suspended five media outlets, several of them arbitrarily. They include Média+, a local TV channel that was closed on 23 July for refusing to open its doors to HAC inspectors, as RSF reported at the time. It was allowed to resume broadcasting a few days later. News RSF_en Gabon is ranked 108th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. GabonAfrica Media independence Freedom of expression Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the latest draconian measures by Gabon’s High Authority for Communication (HAC), which has banned local broadcasts by the French public TV channel France 2 for one year and has shut down the Gabonese tri-weekly newspaper Echos du Nord for a month. Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts November 27, 2020 Find out more Reports “The HAC has mistaken its mission and is discrediting itself,” said Arnaud Froger, the head of RSF’s Africa desk. “By suspending media outlets that cover public interest stories, it is defending the regime’s interests instead of defending the press freedom guaranteed by the constitution. This sends a disturbing signal to journalists who would like to do investigative reporting about the country’s most senior officials.” Le président du Gabon Ali Bongo lors du 11ème congrès national du parti au pouvoir près de Libreville le 10 décembre 2017. Photo : Steve JORDAN / AFP August 24, 2018 Gabon regulator suspends French TV channel and local newspaper Weekly seized from Gabon’s newsstands The HAC announced on Wednesday 22 August that it was suspending France 2 broadcasts on all the satellite TV services available in Gabon for 12 months because it had broadcast a documentary that was “subversive” and “liable to disturb pubic order.” The HAC is a supposedly independent government offshoot that was created by government decree on 23 February to replace the National Council for Communication (CNC), for which there was constitutional provision. It has nine members, of whom seven are appointed by the executive and legislative authorities. Its president, Raphaël Ntoutoume Nkoghe, used to be President Bongo’s communication adviser and still apprears beside President Bongo on his Facebook profile. Gabonese journalist could spend New Year’s Eve in prison December 31, 2019 Find out more
Follow the news on Honduras RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” Organisation RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America HondurasAmericas “We await confirmation from the authorities that full protection will be afforded to all journalists and human rights activists targeted by attacks and death threats, whose cases have been notified by ourselves and our partner organization, C-Libre,” Reporters Without Borders said.“Such measures must be the subject of genuine follow-up by relevant civil society representatives.” Elder Joel Aguilar, a local reporter for the television station Canal 6, survived a submachine-gun attack by two men who pursued him in a car on the road between La Entrada, in Copán department, and San Pedro Sula. After the attack, his car had 14 bullet holes. The attackers’ vehicle was of a type believed to be used by criminal gangs active in the region, whose illegal activities the journalist had highlighted on air. Another Canal 6 journalist, Santiago Cerna, director of the programmes “Actualidades 2012” and “Al Punto”, received threats via his mobile telephone on 26 April. The next day, Cerna was intercepted by a car without a license plate and with tinted windows while he was on his way to a restaurant in San Pedro Sula.Cerna, who often covers local politics and has been threatened and physically attacked in the past, is the fifth journalist in San Pedro de Sula to be the target of death threats, according the C-Libre. In another attack, the home of Selvín Martínez, a correspondent for the station JBN Televisión, was machine-gunned in a drive-by shooting in Omoa in Cortés department on 26 April. The journalists, who had just returned from San Pedro de Sula, witnessed the incident which occurred while his two children, aged three and five, were playing outside the house. May 13, 2021 Find out more RSF_en HondurasAmericas Help by sharing this information 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Receive email alerts May 4, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Attacks and threats aimed at provincial media reach alarming level Reports April 27, 2021 Find out more to go further After the recent wave of threats suffered by the journalist and rights activist Dina Meza, further attacks and threats aimed at media workers in late April show it is impossible for them to do their jobs free from danger. Honduras has seen 26 deaths among journalists in a decade, 19 of them in the period immediately after the June, 2009 coup d’état. To date, none of these cases has been solved. News News There were 16 bullet marks at the scene, although no one was injured. When he telephoned the police to report the attack, the officer who took the call told him “I am in a meeting.”He suspected the reason for the attack was his coverage of a complaint by a woman constituent that she had been refused financial assistance by the mayor. Reporters Without Borders, which has updated its list of Predators of Freedom of information for World Press Freedom Day on May 3, notes that Honduras has one name on the list, that of Miguel Facussé Barjum. Meanwhile, community and opposition journalists continue to be buffeted by the crackdown spawned by the 2009 coup. News December 28, 2020 Find out more
Make a comment Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Public Safety Be a Saint. Drive Sober. St. Patrickâ€™s Day is One of the Deadliest Days of the Year Because of Drunk Driving Published on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 | 11:56 am First Heatwave Expected Next Week 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * St. Patrick’s Day brings to mind shamrocks, leprechauns, pots of gold, and good luck. But no amount of luck can save you from a drunk-driving crash. So whether youâ€™re buzzed or drunk on St. Patrickâ€™s Day, it doesnâ€™t matter. NHTSA wants to remind everyone that Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Drivingâ€”drive sober.The Pasadena Police Department will be conducting a roving DUI patrol this St. Patrickâ€™s Day looking to stop and arrest drivers who are impaired by alcohol or drugs. This DUI patrol is, in addition to regularly scheduled patrol officers, all looking for the tell-tale signs of an impaired driver behind the wheel.In 2013, there were 31 people killed in drunk-driving crashes on St. Patrickâ€™s Day. All in all, during the St. Pattyâ€™s Day period from 2009 to 2013, there have been 276 drunk-driving fatalities. Every one of those lives was lost because of bad decisions. Unfortunately, March 17 has become a deadly day in the United States, with a dramatic spike in drunk-driving fatalities. And weâ€™re not just talking about a little bit too much to drink here; from 2009 to 2013, almost three-fourths of the drunk-driving fatalities on St. Patrickâ€™s Day involved drivers who were twice the legal limit.The Pasadena Police Department offered this advice to partygoers: â€œGet ahead of the decision this year. If you know youâ€™re going to celebrate St. Patrickâ€™s Day with alcohol, then figure out a plan ahead of time for how youâ€™ll get home. Donâ€™t wait until youâ€™re too buzzed to decide, and donâ€™t let your friends drive drunk.â€ Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving, so if you have anything to drink, count on a sober friend, taxi, or public transportation to drive you home safely. Not drinking? Maybe this St. Patrickâ€™s Day, youâ€™ll be the saint who drives your friends sober.Letâ€™s make 2015 different. Use this party-planning checklist to stay safe this St. Patrickâ€™s Day.â€¢ DDVIP: The California Office of Traffic Safety DDVIP app is now available for free download on iOS and Android devices. Launched last year the new DDVIP app offers enhanced features, allowing users to â€œMap a Spotâ€ with their current location to find DDVIP partnering establishments in their area or a â€œList of Spotsâ€ to search all participating bars and restaurants throughout California. Users can stay up-to-date with the latest from DDVIP and see what other users are saying via its social tab. Also through the app, for those who want to imbibe but also make it a point to plan ahead, users can easily order a sober ride from Uber, Lyft or Curb â€“ all from one screen.â€¢ NOW: Even if you donâ€™t have plans yet, plan to drive sober or designate someone else to. Save the number of a taxi company in your phone so you always have a backup plan.â€¢ WHEN YOU MAKE PLANS: A sober driver is an essential part of any party plan. Once you know where youâ€™ll celebrate, decide whether youâ€™re drinking or driving. You can only choose one.â€¢ ON ST. PATRICKâ€™S DAY: Before you take your first sip of green beer, leave your keys at home or give them to a friend. If youâ€™re the designated driver, donâ€™t drink. Enjoy non-alcoholic beverages and brag about your VIP (very important partygoer) status online using the hashtag #designateddriver. Only drive sober or ride with a sober driver.â€¢ EVERY DAY: If youâ€™re impaired, use a taxi, call a sober friend or family member, or use public transportation to get home safely. If you know people who are about to drive or ride while impaired, take their keys and help them make other arrangements to get to where they are going safely.â€¢ DRUGS, MEDICATION & ALCOHOL= CRASHES: Recent statistics reveal that 30 percent of drivers in fatal crashes had one or more drugs in their systems. A study of active drivers showed more tested positive for drugs that may impair driving (14 percent) than did for alcohol (7.3 percent). Of the drugs, marijuana was most prevalent, at 7.4 percent, slightly more than alcohol.Funding is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that reminds everyone to â€˜Report Drunk Drivers! 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Business News Make a comment Pasadena’s public education campaign on homelessness, the Real Change Movement, was recognized by the Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts (AIVA) with a 2014 Silver Davey Award. This award is given for the best web, design, video, advertising, and mobile work by small agencies worldwide.The Real Change Movement’s visual and messaging concept was designed Art Center College of Design’s DesignMatters students then taken from concept to implementation by Saeche, a professional advertising firm. Together they designed what the city calls “a uniquely positive and visually appealing public information campaign” on the issue of homelessness.The outreach campaign uses an educational website (www.RealChangeMovement.org) and nine Real Change Movement meters set up throughout Pasadena as public donation stations.All funds will be matched by United Way of Greater L.A. The program is on track to generate between $25,000-$30,000 per year, including the match, for homeless services in Pasadena. Additional meters will be installed in the coming year. Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Subscribe Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website First Heatwave Expected Next Week 9 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Design Pasadena Real Change Movement Campaign on Homelessness Wins Award, Is On track to Raise $25,000 in Donations From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 | 1:46 pm Top of the News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy More Cool Stuff Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Herbeauty11 Ayurveda Heath Secrets From Ancient IndiaHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThat Sale Made Kim A BillionaireHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty18 Ways To Get Rid Of HiccupsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIt Works Great If Weight Loss Is What You’re Looking For!HerbeautyHerbeauty
WhatsApp Veteran trainer Denis O Malley with greyhounds Clearly Written and Farrihy Flyer at his kennels in Drombanna, Co. Limerick. Photo: Brendan Gleeson Other notable dogs in the O’Malley kennels include nine-time winner Farrihy Flyer and four-time winning two-year-old Airfield Heir. He says retirement hasn’t come into his thinking at any stage.“I’m not retired and I’m not tired either, thank God! I’ve plenty of energy, so there’s no point in retiring. It’s a different world, and you have to go forward with it.” NewsCommunity65 years and counting for Limerick greyhound trainer Denis O’ MalleyBy Staff Reporter – February 5, 2019 1304 Email Facebook Advertisement Print Twitter Linkedin Limerick greyhound trainer Denis O Malley shows no signs of slowing down after more than 65 years in the industry.The veteran handler, who will turn 82 years old in June, still races greyhounds twice a week at Limerick Greyhound Stadium, operating out of his kennels in Drombanna.He currently has nine dogs in training, including Clearly Written, who was 4th in the €65,000 Laurels in Cork last summer. He continues to experience success on the track, having won the Limerick & Clare Greyhound Owners & Breeders Association ‘Public Trainer of the Year’ award in 2014, 2015 and 2016. Denis is also a distant relative of former Limerick political heavyweights Donogh and Desmond O’ Malley.Denis says it’s been the social side of the sport that has kept him involved for so long: “I love meeting the owners I’ve worked with down through the years. It’s one of the greatest rewards I get in the game, talking with happy punters, people I’ve known for 30 years because of greyhound racing. My advice to any young person wanting to get involved would be to start off by getting into a syndicate, get ten people in there, and you all will get a kick out of it. It’s not expensive to train a greyhound. Owners get such enjoyment out of syndicates.” Denis has plenty of fond memories looking back on his career, including at the old Markets Field track in Limerick.“The Markets Field was a great venue,” he says. “It was a part of the culture, it was an outlet for people to have a greyhound. I got plenty of wins there too. I think it is opening up again now, we have the facilities in Limerick to really get it rolling again. It’s very easy to get there from any part of Munster. Greyhound racing is evolving, we’re in the digital age. They have a good team now in Limerick.” Previous articleFormer Limerick FC goalkeeping coach joins CorkNext articleMary Immaculate Fitzgibbon Cup quarter final to be streamed live by Electric Ireland Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie
The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Roy A. Diaz is the Managing Shareholder of Diaz, Anselmo Lindberg, P.A. The firm provides representation in Florida, Illinois, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Wisconsin and Michigan. Diaz has been a member of the Florida Bar since 1988. He has concentrated his practice in the areas of real estate, litigation, and bankruptcy. He has represented lenders, servicers of both conventional and GSE loans, private investors, and real estate developers throughout his career with an emphasis on the mortgage servicing industry for over 25 years. Florida Foreclosure Van Tran v. Deutsche Bank 2020-09-14 David Wharton in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, News Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Florida Court Rules on Foreclosure Judgement, Deficiency With Complaint Subscribe Florida Court Rules on Foreclosure Judgement, Deficiency With Complaint Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: Homespire Mortgage Adds VP Scott Valletti Next: Legal League 100 Summit: A Focus on Challenges, Forbearances September 14, 2020 1,189 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Last month, the Third DCA affirmed the lower court’s order denying relief from a foreclosure judgment despite the borrower’s assertion that the judgment was void due to procedural deficiencies pertaining to Deutsche Bank’s substitution into the case as the plaintiff. Van Tran v. Deutsche Bank Nat’l Tr. Co. In Van Tran, the initial plaintiff, OneWest Bank, filed a foreclosure complaint against Van Tran and other defendants. Van Tran failed to respond to the complaint, which resulted in the Clerk of Court issuing a default against Van Tran.Thereafter, OneWest moved to substitute Deutsche Bank as the new plaintiff. The court entered an order granting the substitution and requiring “a corresponding amendment to the style of the case.” Months later the matter proceeded to a non-jury trial. The trial order reflected Deutsche Bank as the plaintiff. Van Tran failed to appear for trial and despite filing (via counsel) an emergency motion to continue trial, Van Tran failed to raise any procedural issues with the trial notice. The court denied Van Tran’s motion for continuance, the trial proceeded, and the court entered judgment for Deutsche Bank.“Some years later” Van Tran filed a motion for relief from the judgment under Florida Rule of Civil Procedure 1.540(b)(4), asserting it was void because “the complaint was never formally amended to reflect Deutsche Bank as the party plaintiff…” The lower court denied the requested relief and Van Tran appealed that order. The Third DCA affirmed the lower court on the basis that the judgment “at best” was voidable since there was no deprivation of due process. The Court noted that the amending the style of the case “to effect a substitution of the parties,” as ordered by the lower tribunal, “essentially” required amending the complaint. The Court went on to state “… the ensuing collateral attack was time-barred” since rule 1.540(b) motions must be brought within one year from entry of judgment.The Court explained that “errors, irregularities or wrongdoing in proceedings, short of illegal deprivation of opportunity to be heard…will not render the judgment void.” The Court further elaborated that Van Tran failed to object to OneWest’s motion to substitute, failed to raise a procedural objection upon receipt of the trial notice reflecting Deutsche Bank as the plaintiff and failed to defend the suit at trial. Although strictly speaking, an amendment to the complaint was required, “the identical result was obtained by the pretrial order which did substitute [Deutsche Bank] ….” as the party plaintiff. Further, the Court explained that Van Tran received a copy of the judgment which reflected Deutsche Bank as the plaintiff, but Van Tran still failed to seek timely relief based on the alleged procedural deficiency.The Court affirmed the judgment noting Florida’s “deep-rooted policy in favor of the repose of judgments…the interest in finality, and the concern in the stability of property titles.” Print This Post The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Tagged with: Florida Foreclosure Van Tran v. Deutsche Bank The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: Roy Diaz Share Save Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago