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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. The new rule governs the adjudication of any summary judgment motion decided after May 1st, including in […]

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Nominal Proposals For Settlement Are Enforceable If Good Faith Basis Exists For Concluding That Exposure Is Minimal

In Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida v. Lewis Tein, P.L. (Fla. 3d DCA August 14, 2019), a nominal proposal for settlement was upheld because the party making the proposal had a good-faith basis for concluding that its exposure was minimal. The underlying case involved a convoluted saga between the Miccosukee Tribe and its former […]

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Scott J. Edwards, P.A. Wins Appeal: Homeowner’s Association Improperly Excluded Clients’ Personal Trainer From The Community’s Fitness Center

Is a personal trainer in a fitness center like a call girl sitting at a clubhouse bar? This was the trial court’s analogy, rejected by a unanimous panel of the Fourth District Court of Appeal on case brought by Scott J. Edwards, P.A. and co-counsel Sajdera Kim, PLLC. Our clients are homeowners in a residential […]

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Personal Jurisdiction Arising From Internet Torts

In today’s connected society, many relationships and transactions cross state and national boundaries. Thus, the question of whether Florida courts have jurisdiction over an action can frequently be unclear, especially in instances where conduct occurs over the internet. This article examines the extent to which out-of-state torts committed via the internet can confer personal jurisdiction […]

Rambo-Style Attorney Arguments Cause Reversal of $70 Million Verdict (Florida Litigation Appellate Opinions)

Scott J. Edwards, P.A. brings you this summary of selected recent opinions issued by Florida’s appellate courts, with a focus on opinions discussing civil procedure, appellate procedure, trial practice, evidence, commercial litigation, insurance litigation, technology, and personal injury litigation.  Click here to learn more about Scott Edwards’ appellate law services. Multi-Million Dollar Tobacco Verdict Reversed Due To Improper […]