Author Archives: Jennifer Sommerville

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...

“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...

Bracing for Impact: What Standard for Expert Testimony Will the Florida Supreme Court Choose?

We review the issues and arguments presented, and summarize the opposing positions, on the pending question of whether Daubert or Frye will be the standard for admissibility of expert evidence in Florida courts. CONTINUE READING...