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Wilson Elser | USA | 7 Jan 2022

Florida Punitive Damages Amendments Now Subject to Interlocutory Appeal

The Florida Supreme Court just changed the litigation landscape regarding punitive damage claims. On January 6, 2022, the Court amended Florida Rule…
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Bilzin Sumberg | USA | 26 Oct 2021

Florida State Courts Limit Parties’ Abilities to Recover Attorneys’ Fees

In a pair of recent decisions, Florida state courts reined in multiple statutes that allow for the recovery of attorneys’ fees. In one decision, the…
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K&L Gates LLP | USA | 30 Aug 2021

Supreme Court of Florida Amends Rule 1.280 to Add Apex Doctrine to Corporate Officials

On 26 August 2021, the Supreme Court of Florida (the Court), on its own motion, issued an opinion amending Florida Rule of Civil Procedure…
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Jones Day | USA | 21 May 2021

Florida Supreme Court Adopts Federal Summary Judgment Standard

The Florida Supreme Court considered whether and how to amend Florida's summary judgment rule to comport with the federal summary judgment standard…
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Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP | USA | 28 Apr 2021

Florida Supreme Court Adopts Federal Summary Judgment Standard, Substantially Conforming Florida’s Rule 1.510 to Federal Rule 56

Miami, Fla. (April 29, 2021) - Effective May 1, 2021, the Florida courts will transition to a new summary judgment standard meant to “align Florida’s…
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GrayRobinson PA | USA | 17 Feb 2021

Florida Adopts Federal Summary Judgment Standard

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. - February 16, 2021 - On December 31, 2020, the Supreme Court of Florida announced through its decision in Wilsonart v. Lopez…
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Cozen O'Connor | USA | 22 Jan 2021

A Consequential Ruling: Florida Supreme Court Rejects Recovery of Consequential Damages in First-Party Breach of Contract Actions

In first-party breach of insurance contract actions, the parties oftentimes dispute whether the policyholder may seek damages that are not explicitly…
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Ford & Harrison LLP | USA | 13 Jan 2021

New Year, New Standards: Florida Adopts the Federal Summary Judgment Standard

On December 31, 2020, the Florida Supreme Court announced the amendment of Florida’s summary judgment standard, adopting the more relaxed federal…
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Crowell & Moring LLP | USA | 12 Jan 2021

Florida’s New Year’s Resolution: A "More Rational, More Fair, and More Consistent" Summary Judgment Standard

At the close of 2020, the Supreme Court of Florida amended Florida Rule of Civil Procedure 1.510 to adopt the federal summary judgment standard…
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Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP | USA | 6 Jan 2021

Florida Supreme Court Adopts Federal Summary Judgment Standard

Winning summary judgment in Florida state court has never been easy. Florida courts often require the movant to prove a negative - to disprove the…
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