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A Primer on Florida’s New Summary Judgment Standard

Florida adopted the federal summary judgment standard in 2021, which requires a movant to show that there is no genuine dispute as to any material fact and the movant is entitled to judgment as a matter of law. The article explains the change, its effect, and its ancillary amendments, and provides tips for litigators.

Cool Change: Evolution and Explanation of New Florida Rule of Civil ...

Learn how the amended rule addresses the loss of electronically stored information (ESI) in litigation and the factors to consider when applying sanctions. The article also compares the rule with federal Rule 37 (e) and provides examples of ESI issues.

The 120-Day Rule: What You Need to Know

Florida Rule of Civil Procedure 1.070 (j) states that a complaint must be served upon the defendant within 120 days after the complaint is filed. If it is not served within this time frame, a motion to dismiss is appropriate and the case is dismissed without prejudice.

Civil Procedure Rules Committee Materials

Civil Procedure Rules Committee List 2023-2024. Civil Procedure Rules Subcommittee List 11 03 23. Rules Committee Member Information Packet 2023. AOSC22-78 Guidelines for Rules Submissions. Civil Procedure Rules – Internal Operating Procedures. Subcommittee Report Form 2023. Post Vote Report. SC2023-0962 (Court Referral) Administrative Orders ...

The 1996 Amendments to Florida Rule of Civil Procedure 1.442 ...

Vol. 71, No. 7 July/August 1997 Pg 32 David L. Kian Misc. In an effort “to reconcile, where possible,” the often confusing and contradictory set of statutes, rules, and cases that govern offers of judgment in Florida, the Florida Supreme Court recently amended Florida Rule of Civil Procedure 1.442. 1 The amendment culminates a decade of ...

Standing Committee – Civil Procedure Rules

Civil Procedure Rules. See the Rules of Procedure page for full text of the rules and any proposed amendments. Civil Procedure Rules Committee Materials. Staff Contact: Heather Telfer Phone: 850-561-5833.