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Rule Change: Rehearing Required to Preserve Challenge to Sufficiency of Trial Court Findings

The Florida Supreme Court Friday amended Florida Rule of Civil Procedure 1.530 and Florida Family Law Rules of Civil Procedure 12.530 to expressly require that “To preserve for appeal a challenge to the sufficiency of a trial court’s findings in the final judgment, a party must raise that issue in a motion for rehearing under this rule,” effective immediately.

Renamed Rules of General Practice and Judicial Administration

The Florida Supreme Court has amended and renamed what was formerly known as the Florida Rules of Judicial Administration — now the Florida Rules of General Practice and Judicial Administration — and along with that change has made conforming and other changes to the Appellate Rules and others. All of the changes to 9.010, 9.020, […]

What Do I Do if the Other Side Files a Writ of Certiorari, Prohibition, or Mandamus in Florida Cases?

Writs of Certiorari, Writs of Mandamus, and Writs of Prohibition are three different ways a party in Florida state court litigation can seek appellate court intervention even though the judge has not made a final decision. If the other side seeks one of these writs from the appellate court, what do you need to do to protect yourself?