Preservation of Error: When a Motion for Rehearing is Necessary

When is a motion for rehearing essential? Jake Monk explains when it is critical to move for rehearing in order to preserve an issue for appellate review. 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...

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