How to Obtain a Stay of a Money Judgment Pending Appellate Review

In most cases, the filing of a notice of appeal does not automatically stay a judgment pending appeal. In our latest Florida Appellate Law Blog post, Fort Lauderdale associate Amy Wessel discusses how to obtain a stay of a money judgment while your appeal is pending. CONTINUE READING...

Original Proceedings, Part III: To seek or not to seek Prohibition – Temperance is Suggested

Stop! Have you ever wanted to say this before a trial judge rules? CONTINUE READING...

Original Proceedings: Part II – Second Tier Certiorari

Second-tier certiorari represents the only avenue for further review of a circuit court appellate decision. CONTINUE READING...

Original Proceedings: Part I – The Basics of Certiorari

In this post, which is the first in a series on original proceedings, Jennifer Sommerville and Suzanne Labrit provide a primer on the basics of common law certiorari jurisdiction and procedure with respect to non-final orders in civil cases. CONTINUE READING...

“As a Matter of Law” Means Just That: Denial of Immunity Appeals Under Rule 9.130

Attorney Jennifer Sommerville explains why appellate attorney practitioners need to be careful when drafting any order determining that a party is not entitled to statutory immunity. The words "as a matter of law," can make all the difference. CONTINUE READING...

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