Betsy McCoy, vice president and associate general counsel for the Related Group said she is deeply offended by the judges orders and said the problems they cite are isolated cases.
Do you think I would risk my reputation for the Related Group
when Ive got 22 years of experience as an AV-rated lawyer? she
said this is an isolated case caused by service issues.
That case had to do with logistics, she
You cant decide to add buyers to an order, McCoy
said Thats a violation of Florida law granting relief with no motion.
has no jurisdiction to do this.
McCoy claims she
is protecting the buyers interests.
Judge Adriens willingness to order the partial refund with no record evidence whatsoever of who the buyers are and who may have contract right of interest lead to a mess [we have a duty] to be sure only buyers having an interest in the escrowed deposits receive money from escrow, she
has asked for extensions in dozens of Related cases, citing the overwhelming number of lawsuits the developer is facing.
is not working alone and has some of the top condo lawyers in the nation as co-counsel.
said many lawyers working condo disputes are paid on a contingency basis, which makes them push for speedy resolutions.
I suspect that many buyers lawyers became involved expecting easy and fast pay offs.
There is no automatic right of refund, she
said the lawyerss claims are absurd.
I take great exception to any suggestion that the Related Group
has delayed cases progress, she
said in a written statement to the Daily Business Review
Please be assured we are represented by very competent counsel and not a one would compromise their own reputation for the sake of one client.
is being cautious in defending Relateds rights during unprecedented times in the real estate market of South Florida.