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  • Florida Third DCA rules that defendant’s nominal proposal for settlement was not made in bad faith because defense had well-founded and correct belief that sovereign immunity barred lawsuit
    Florida Third DCA rules that defendant’s nominal proposal for settlement was not made in bad faith because defense had well-founded and correct belief that sovereign immunity barred lawsuit

    On June 19, 2019, in Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida v. Lewis Tein , P.L ., et al. , No, 3D18-1132, the Florida Third DCA reversed a trial court’s ruling that the prevailing defendant was not ...

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  • Florida Fifth DCA rules that cost of non-testifying expert is not a taxable cost that can be counted in determining whether 125% proposal for settlement threshold has been passed to qualify for award of attorney’s fees and costs under Fla. Stat. § 768.79
    Florida Fifth DCA rules that cost of non-testifying expert is not a taxable cost that can be counted in determining whether 125% proposal for settlement threshold has been passed to qualify for award of attorney’s fees and costs under Fla. Stat. § 768.79

    On June 14, 2019, in R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company v. Lewis , No. 5D17-773, the Florida Fifth DCA reversed a trial court’s award of attorney’s fees and costs to a prevailing plaintiff in an Engle ...

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  • Florida Second DCA rules that Florida’s proposal for settlement statute, Section 768.79, was inapplicable to negligence case governed by federal maritime law
    Florida Second DCA rules that Florida’s proposal for settlement statute, Section 768.79, was inapplicable to negligence case governed by federal maritime law

    On April 17, 2019, in Marco Marine Construction, Inc. v. Kopras , No. 2D17-1734, the Florida Second DCA reversed a trial court’s ruling granting the prevailing plaintiff attorney’s fees under Section ...

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  • Florida Fourth DCA rules that defendant’s proposal for settlement addressed to individual plaintiff in multi-plaintiff proceeding need not specify apportionment with other plaintiffs
    Florida Fourth DCA rules that defendant’s proposal for settlement addressed to individual plaintiff in multi-plaintiff proceeding need not specify apportionment with other plaintiffs

    On April 10, 2019, in Weiner v. Maulden , No. 4d18-2170, the Florida Fourth DCA reversed a trial court’s denial of a post-trial motion for attorney fees made by the defendant in a motor vehicle ...

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  • Florida Fifth DCA rules that loss of consortium claim by spouse of personal injury plaintiff was “inextricably intertwined” with plaintiff’s personal injury claim such that defendant claiming attorney’s fees under § 768.79,  Florida Statutes, was not requi
    Florida Fifth DCA rules that loss of consortium claim by spouse of personal injury plaintiff was “inextricably intertwined” with plaintiff’s personal injury claim such that defendant claiming attorney’s fees under § 768.79, Florida Statutes, was not requi

    On March 15, 2019, in Conti v. Auchter , Np. 5D18-696, the Florida Fifth DCA reversed a trial court ruling concerning the amount of attorney’s fees awardable under § 768.79, Florida Statutes, to a ...

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  • Florida Supreme Court resolves DCA split, rules that proposals for settlement need not comply with email service requirements of Fla. R. Jud. Admin. 2.516
    Florida Supreme Court resolves DCA split, rules that proposals for settlement need not comply with email service requirements of Fla. R. Jud. Admin. 2.516

    On January 4, 2019, in Wheaton v. Wheaton , No. SC17-716, the Florida Supreme Court resolved a split between the Florida Third DCA and several other Florida DCAs, concluding that proposals for ...

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