The Latest Proposal for Settlement Trap – District Split on Email Service

Proposals for settlement in Florida are notorious for their numerous procedural traps. The drafters of the proposal for settlement rules intended them as a procedural device to encourage parties to settle claims without going to trial. Aspen v. Bayless, 564 So. 2d 1081, 1083 (Fla. 1990). In practice, however, the rules have significantly increased litigation, spawning […]

Florida Litigation Appellate Opinions: First Amendment Victory for Florida Newspaper, and Strict Compliance Required For Proposals for Settlement (January 11-22, 2016)

Every week, Scott J. Edwards, P.A. brings you this summary of selected opinions issued by Florida’s appellate courts in the previous week, with a focus on opinions discussing civil procedure, appellate procedure, trial practice, evidence, commercial litigation, insurance litigation, technology, and personal injury litigation.  This article covers the weeks of January 11-22, 2016.  Click here to learn more about […]

Florida Litigation Appellate Opinions: Daubert’s Not Dead Yet… (Dec. 7-18, 2015)

Every week, Scott J. Edwards, P.A. brings you this summary of selected opinions issued by Florida’s appellate courts in the previous week, with a focus on opinions discussing civil procedure, appellate procedure, trial practice, evidence, commercial litigation, insurance litigation, and personal injury litigation.  This article covers the weeks of December 7-18, 2015.  Click here to learn more about Scott […]

Florida Litigation Appellate Opinions: Discovery Sanctions, Tobacco Litigation, Subsequent Accidents, and Ambiguous Orders (Week of November 2-6, 2015)

Every week, Scott J. Edwards, P.A. brings you this summary of selected opinions issued by Florida’s appellate courts in the previous week, with a focus on opinions discussing civil procedure, appellate procedure, trial practice, evidence, commercial litigation, insurance litigation, and personal injury litigation.  This article covers the week of November 2-6, 2015. Click here to learn more […]

Florida Litigation Appellate Opinions: No More Camo Judge’s Robes (Week of September 7-11, 2015)

Every week, Scott J. Edwards, P.A. brings you this summary of selected opinions issued by Florida’s appellate courts in the previous week, with a focus on opinions discussing civil procedure, appellate procedure, trial practice, evidence, commercial litigation, insurance litigation, and personal injury litigation.  This article covers the week of September 7-11, 2015. Judge’s Robes Must Be […]

The Week in Florida Appellate Opinions: Insurance Claims File, Worker’s Compensation Immunity & More (Week of August 31-September 4, 2015)

Every week, Scott J. Edwards, P.A. brings you this summary of selected opinions issued by Florida’s appellate courts in the previous week, with a focus on opinions discussing civil procedure, appellate procedure, trial practice, evidence, commercial litigation, insurance litigation, and personal injury litigation.  This article covers the week of August 31-September 4, 2015. Worker’s Compensation Immunity Moradiellos […]