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Summary Judgment Standard and the Importance of Filing Both a Timely and Legally Adequate Response

Florida’s New Summary Judgment Standard and the Importance of Filing Both a Timely and Legally Adequate Response in Opposition to a Motion for Summary Judgment

Florida’s New Summary Judgment Standard On April 29, 2021, the Florida Supreme Court adopted a new summary judgment standard, which became effective on May 1, 2021.  Notably, Rule 1.510 of the Florida Rules of Civil Procedure adopts most of its federal counterpart verbatim.  Indeed, the new standard for granting summary judgment in Florida mirrors the […]
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Florida Civil Remote Court Hearings Are Here to Stay Post COVID-19

Florida Civil Remote Court Hearings Are Here to Stay Post COVID-19

Due to the success of civil remote court hearings during the Covid-19 pandemic, the Florida Supreme Court has amended various procedural rules, effective October 01, 2022, to provide “permanent and broader authorization for the remote conduct of certain court proceedings.” In. re: Amendments to the Florida Rules of Civil Procedure, No. SC21-990, 2022 WL 2721129 […]
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Florida Mortgage Foreclosure

Florida Mortgage Foreclosure and Compliance with Amendment 12

On April 13, 2021, Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Charles T. Canady issued an updated Administrative Order in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. [1] This Order is nicknamed “Amendment 12” and required every civil case filed in the State of Florida to submit a Case Management Order. Amendment 12’s intent was to mitigate the impact […]
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