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  • Florida Third DCA rules that proposal for settlement issued to two defendants was invalid because it was conditioned on mutual acceptance by both defendants
    Florida Third DCA rules that proposal for settlement issued to two defendants was invalid because it was conditioned on mutual acceptance by both defendants

    On May 16, 2018, in Pacheco v. Gonzalez , No. 3D16-355, the Florida Third DCA reversed a trial court order granting attorney’s fees to plaintiff, concluding that the Proposal for Settlement which was ...

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  • Florida Supreme Court rules that motion to enlarge time to respond to proposal for settlement does not automatically toll the running of the 30-day time period for accepting the proposal
    Florida Supreme Court rules that motion to enlarge time to respond to proposal for settlement does not automatically toll the running of the 30-day time period for accepting the proposal

    On May 17, 2018 in Koppel v. Ochoa , No. SC16-1474, the Florida Supreme Court ruled that a motion to enlarge the time to respond to a proposal for settlement submitted pursuant to Fla. Stat. § 768.79 ...

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  • Florida Third DCA rules that proposal for settlement was invalid because it did not apportion liability between the two offerors
    Florida Third DCA rules that proposal for settlement was invalid because it did not apportion liability between the two offerors

    On April 11, 2018, in Peltz v. Trust Hospitality International, LLC, No. 3D17-428, the Florida Third DCA reversed a trial court’s award of attorney’s fees and costs after concluding that the proposal ...

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  • Florida Third DCA rules that proposal for settlement need not be filed with Court prior to or as part of filing of motion for attorney's fees
    Florida Third DCA rules that proposal for settlement need not be filed with Court prior to or as part of filing of motion for attorney's fees

    On April 4, 2018, in Haas Automation v. Fox , No. 3D16-1692, the Florida Third DCA affirmed a defendant’s entitlement to attorney’s fees from a co-defendant based on an unaccepted proposal for ...

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  • Florida Second DCA rules the defendant's proposal for settlement was enforceable despite alleged ambiguity about whether it called for the dismissal of claims by non-offeree plaintiffs
    Florida Second DCA rules the defendant's proposal for settlement was enforceable despite alleged ambiguity about whether it called for the dismissal of claims by non-offeree plaintiffs

    On March 23, 2018, in Bright House Networks v. Cassidy , No. 2D16-4770, the Florida Second DCA ruled that the trial court erred in determining that a defendant’s proposal for settlement contained a ...

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  • Florida Fourth DCA reverses trial court, finds proposal for settlement untimely because served later than 45 days before first day of docket on which case was set for trial
    Florida Fourth DCA reverses trial court, finds proposal for settlement untimely because served later than 45 days before first day of docket on which case was set for trial

    On February 28, 2018, in Meyrowitz v. Schwartz , No. 4D17-1983, the Florida Fourth DCA reversed a trial court ruling awarding a prevailing plaintiff attorney’s fees and costs, concluding that under ...

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