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Proposed Amendments to Civil Procedure Rule 1.530

The Civil Rules Committee invites comments on the proposed rule amendment anticipated to be included in a report to the Court regarding Rule 1.530 ( Motions for New Trial and Rehearing; Amendments of Judgments; Remittitur; or Additur) and deletion of Rule 1.535 (Remittitur and Additur). Interested persons have until May 30, 2021, to submit any comments, electronically, to Ceci Berman, chair of the Civil Rules Committee, and to the Bar staff liaison Mikalla Davis.

Summary of Proposal

Rule 1.530 (Motions for New Trial and Rehearing; Amendments of Judgments; Remittitur; or Additur) 38-0-0 In subdivision (b) and (c), replaces “shall” with “must” for clarity for the reader.

In subdivision (d), replaces “entry of” with “date of filing of the” for clarity for the reader.

In the title of subdivision (e), replaces “Case” with “Action” for clarity for the reader.

In the first sentence of subdivision (e), replaces “When an action has been tried by the court without a jury” with “In a non-jury action” for clarity for the reader.

In subdivision (f), replaces “shall specify” with “must state” for greater clarity for the reader.

In subdivision (g), replaces “entry of” with “date of filing of the” for clarity for the reader.

Adds a new subdivision (h) that relocates Rule 1.535 to Rule 1.530 for clarity for the reader.

Rule 1.535 38-0-0 Relocates to Rule 1.530 for clarity for the reader.

Full Text of Proposal

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