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This manual guides the practitioner through the multiple steps necessary to procedurally ready a case for trial and is the perfect compliment to Florida Civil Trial Practice. This popular reference includes recent significant changes made by case law, statutes, and rules amendments.
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This manual guides the practitioner through the multiple steps necessary to procedurally ready a case for trial and is the perfect compliment to Florida Civil Trial Practice. This popular reference includes recent significant changes made by case law, statutes, and rules amendments.

Highlights of the Thirteenth Edition include discussions of: 

  • Updated case law, statutes, Rules of Procedure, forms, etc.
  • Hot Topics:
    • Planning and preparing a case, scientific testing, and the Florida Supreme Court’s recent confirmation of Florida as a Daubert state.
    • Tax considerations, dissolution of marriage and separation agreements, and the impact of the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. 
    • Updated and expanded discussion of tribal sovereign immunity and waiver.
    • Discussion of unsettled legal issue: Whether the Florida Rules of Appellate Procedure permit an appeal of a nonfinal order denying sovereign immunity when the record shows that the defendant is entitled to immunity as a matter of law but the trial court does not explicitly preclude it as a defense.
    • Discussion of unsettled legal issue: Whether the filing of a notice of lis pendens at the commencement of a foreclosure action prevents a local government from exercising its authority to enforce code violations existing on the foreclosed property after final foreclosure judgment and before judicial sale, when the local government’s interest or lien arises after final judgment and did not exist within 30 days after the recording of the notice of lis pendens.
    • Recent amendment to the landlord-tenant statute as it relates to self-storage facilities, providing for public website sales and limitations on the value of property stored in a storage space, and adding provision to specifically address motor vehicles and watercraft.
    • Florida Supreme Court’s recent decision in Salinas v. Ramsey, 234 So.3d 569 (Fla. 2018), holding that collection activity on a federal judgment issued by a Florida court, including post-judgment discovery, is not an “action on a judgment” subject to the five-year limitations period, but instead is permitted for the 20-year life of the judgment.

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Table of contents

Chapter 1  Lawyer-Client Relationship

Hon. Mark W. Klingensmith


Chapter 2  Organization And Development Of Case

Legal Publications Staff


Chapter 3  Tax Considerations Of Litigation

Benjamin K. Phipps


Chapter 4  Settlement

Jorge A. Mestre


Chapter 5  Choice Of Remedy

Scott L. Cagan


Chapter 6  Jurisdiction

Jorge A. Mestre


Chapter 7  Venue

Steven A. Fox


Chapter 8  Claims Against Public Entities And Employees

Steven A. Fox


Chapter 9  Protecting Litigation Rights

Hassia Diolombi


Chapter 10  Statutes Of Limitations

Roberto M. Vargas


Chapter 11  Joinder Of Parties And Actions

Robert J. Telfer III


Chapter 12  Pleadings

Christine M. Hoke and Leeza D. Newman


Chapter 13  Motions And Orders

Patrick P. Coll


Chapter 14  Process And Appearance

Robert J. Telfer III


Chapter 15  Removal And Remand

Daniel O. Mena and Martha R. Mora


Chapter 16  Discovery

Steven D. Ginsburg and Hassia T. Diolombi


Chapter 17  Case Management And Pretrial Conferences

Christine M. Hoke and Leeza D. Newman


Chapter 18  Default And Relief from Default

Daniel O. Mena and Martha R. Mora


Chapter 19  Summary Judgment

Antonio C. Castro


Chapter 20  Dismissals

Christine M. Hoke and Leeza D. Newman


Chapter 21  Injunctions

Jorge A. Mestre


Chapter 22  Declaratory Relief

Alan S. Wachs


Chapter 23  Interpleader

Robert J. Telfer III


Chapter 24  Receiverships In Florida

Michael P. Dickey


Chapter 25  Extraordinary Writs And Remedies

Matthew J. Conigliaro


Chapter 26  Third-Party Practice

Jorge A. Mestre


Chapter 27  Common-Law Pleading, Forms Of Action, And Glossary Of Terms

Antonio C. Castro


Chapter 28  Comparative Fault

Jorge A. Mestre


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