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Appealing Confirmation of an Arbitration Award? No Rule, No Jurisdiction

The Third District Court of Appeal held (.pdf) it has no jurisdiction to review a trial court order confirming an arbitration award. What makes the case slightly interesting is that there is a provision of the Arbitration Code, Section 682.20, Fla. Stat., that purports to specifically allow such appeals. The Court joined its sister District, […]

Eleventh Circuit Rules and IOP Changes

Effective today, the Eleventh Circuit has deleted one local rule, clarified another, added a third, and given itself a new procedure for citation to materials on the Internet. The completely revised rules are available online (.pdf). New 11th Cir. R. 31-6 explains when newly-retained counsel must file a replacement brief, and when counsel must receive […]