Changes to Florida Supreme Court Amendment Rule 1.510

Posted by Alec Weber on Jan 19, 2021 7:45:00 AM

On December 31, 2020, the Florida Supreme Court, of its own volition, made changes to Florida’s Summary Judgment standard, aligning Florida Rule of Civil Procedure 1.510 with the Federal standard. Florida also joins thirty-seven other states in the nation in the application of the Federal standard when ruling on summary judgment motions.[1]

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Topics: Civil Litigation, Florida Supreme Court

A “Quiet Restructuring” with Loud Implications For Florida County Courts

Posted by Joseph "Joe" Amos on Feb 5, 2020 9:00:00 AM

A bill passed last year by the 2019 Florida legislature now expands the authority of county courts. While referred to by one legislator as a “quiet restructuring,” the new law could potentially have significant implications for civil suits; for example, those involving uninsured or underinsured motorist claims.

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Topics: Insurance, Civil Litigation

Daubert Rides Again - Unreliable, Speculative Expert Opinions Still Don’t Fly Under Daubert

Posted by Joseph "Joe" Amos on Jan 28, 2020 11:30:00 AM

Last summer Florida’s 4th DCA issued a generally helpful and instructive ruling, confirming the Florida legislature’s reinstatement of “Daubert” as the legal standard for admissibility of expert testimony. (Kemp v. State, 44 FLW D1974 – 7/31/19) While the opinion involves a criminal case, the decision and its basis are relevant, applicable, and important for civil cases.

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Topics: Insurance, Civil Litigation

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