If you don't mind, please let me know how it turns out. My office is in WPB and I have preached Section 559.715 Florida Statutes as an affirmative defense, but since most cases typically settle it has never been the crux of a decision. The problem with 559.715 is that there is no sanction to be imposed if there is a violation. 559.72 violations are specifically referred to in 559.77, which deals with civil remedies. 559.77 makes no reference whatsoever to 559.715.
I do not read 559.715 the way you do. The statute says notice must be provided as soon as possible after the assignment but in no event less than 30 days prior to suit to collect the debt. Your question does not mention the date the law suit was filed.
So, since I practice in your area, I would very much like to know the outcome and who your judge was.
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