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Florida Adopts Federal Summary Judgment Standard

Effective May 1, 2021, the Florida Supreme Court has adopted the federal Summary Judgment standard, and significantly amended Florida Rule of Civil Procedure 1.510 to incorporate the majority of the language found in Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 56.┬áThe new rule governs the adjudication of any summary judgment motion decided after May 1st, including in […]

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Attorneys Representing Themselves Are Entitled To Seek Attorney’s Fees For Their Own Work

In Nunez v. Allen (Fla. 5th DCA Oct. 11, 2019), the Fifth District Court of Appeal held that an attorney representing himself is entitled to an award of his own attorney’s fees pursuant to a proposal for settlement. However, the attorney’s legal fees must reflect time reasonably spent on actual legal services, and must not […]