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  • Florida Third DCA affirms trial court's denial of prevailing defendant's motion for attorney's fees
    Florida Third DCA affirms trial court's denial of prevailing defendant's motion for attorney's fees

    On November 21, 2018, in Starboard Cruise Services, Inc. v. DePrince, No. 3D16-2009, the Florida Third DCA affirmed a trial court’s denial of the prevailing defendant’s motion for attorney’s fees. The ...

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  • Florida Third DCA withdraws previous opinion, holds that joint proposal for settlement was fatally ambiguous
    Florida Third DCA withdraws previous opinion, holds that joint proposal for settlement was fatally ambiguous

    On October 3, 2018, in Atlantic Civil, Inc. v. Swift, No. 3D15-1594, the Florida Third DCA withdraw it prior opinion, which had held that a proposal for settlement was valid and enforceable, and ...

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  • Florida Supreme Court rules that plaintiff's proposals for settlement to defendants were valid
    Florida Supreme Court rules that plaintiff's proposals for settlement to defendants were valid

    On October 4, 2018, in Allen v. Nunez , No. SC14-1164, the Florida Supreme Court resolved a conflict among Florida DCAs, concluding that the Fifth DCA erred in its determination that a plaintiff’s ...

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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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