A Last-Minute Reprieve for Miami's Constant Gardener
But thanks to the pro bono help of a lawyer who read about Hull's plight in the New Times, Hull's case against his mortgage lender has been appealed to Florida's Third District Court of Appeals. Hull says he feels like he's been granted a stay of execution.
"We're feeling much more comfortable. We were going to be foreclosed again on Feb. 6, but that's been bumped back again," Hull says.
Still, all is not well in Miami's own Garden of Eden.
Hull says he's had exactly one order for the exotic plants and birds he raises since this fall's financial collapse, as the once-booming business of landscaping for giant new developments has completely dried up.
"People aren't buying anything right now. It's incredible," Hull says.
The Third District has yet to set a hearing date for Hull's case against his mortgage lender.