The Rules, They Are A Changin’: Recent Amendments to the Florida Rules of Appellate Procedure and the Florida Rules of Judicial Administration

In our latest Florida Appellate Law Blog post, Fort Lauderdale associate Amy Wessel discusses some of the notable amendments to the Florida Rules of Appellate Procedure and Florida Rules of Judicial Administration that will go into effect on January 1, 2019. CONTINUE READING...

Attorney’s Fees on Appeal: Part I – Preserving the Appellee’s Attorney Fee Award

A separate motion for attorney’s fees must be timely filed in an appeal in order to recover attorney’s fees incurred in the appeal, even if the fee award is mandated by statute...and even if the trial court declared that you are the “prevailing party”. CONTINUE READING...

Florida Defies Trend, Rejects Daubert Standard for Expert Opinion Evidence

In a 4-3 majority opinion authored by Justice Peggy Quince, the Florida Supreme Court declared the Florida Legislature’s 2013 Daubert amendment to the Florida Evidence Code unconstitutional. CONTINUE READING...

Jury Instructions, Part I: Preserving Your Appellate Issues

A trial lawyer must always take special care to properly preserve a trial court’s errors relating to jury instructions. CONTINUE READING...

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...

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