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...

Enforcing the Mandate when the Trial Court Deviates or Delays

Board certified appellate attorney Suzanne Labrit explains the mechanics of enforcement of mandates. CONTINUE READING...

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