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The 2023 Florida Statutes (including Special Session C)

Title XLI
Chapter 727
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F.S. 727.113
727.113 Objections to claims.
(1) At any time before the entry of an order approving the assignee’s final report, the assignee or any party in interest may file with the court an objection to a claim, which objection must be in writing and set forth the nature of the objection, and shall serve a copy thereof on the creditor at the address provided in the proof of claim, and to the assignee and the assignee’s attorney, if any. The objection may be served on negative notice. All claims properly filed with the assignee and not disallowed by the court constitute all claims entitled to distribution from the estate.
(2) Following expiration of the claims bar date, the assignee shall create a register of all creditors that have filed claims against the assignor’s estate and shall make the register available upon request to any creditor or other party in interest.
(3) The assignee, as well as any creditor or any party in interest, has standing to challenge the validity, extent, or priority of any claim filed by a creditor against the assignor’s estate.
(4) A creditor whose claim is secured by a lien against property of the estate has 60 days following the sale or disposition of the property securing his or her claim to file a claim for an unsecured deficiency, notwithstanding the passage of the last date in which a proof of claim may be served upon the assignee set forth in s. 727.112(2). If such a creditor fails to file with the assignee a deficiency claim within 10 days after the filing and service by mail of the assignee’s final report of all receipts and disbursements, the creditor’s deficiency claim shall be disallowed as untimely, and the creditor is not entitled to share in any distribution made to holders of unsecured claims under s. 727.114(1)(f) on account of its deficiency claim.
(5) The discovery provisions of the Florida Rules of Civil Procedure apply to objections to claims in all cases pending on July 1, 2013, or filed thereafter.
History.s. 13, ch. 87-174; s. 11, ch. 2007-185; s. 7, ch. 2013-244.