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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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