Florida Supreme Court Ends 2020 With Adoption of the Federal Summary Judgment Standard

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The Florida Supreme Court will abandon the state’s previous summary judgment standard in favor of the federal standard — a familiar, achievable standard to dispose of claims that are unsupported by evidence. For pending dispositive motion practice that may be decided during the gap period before the rule amendment takes effect, movants should consider requesting that any decision be made without prejudice to seek summary judgment under the new summary judgment standard once it takes effect.

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About the Author: Stephanie A. Koltookian

Stephanie A. Koltookian is a Products Liability associate residing in our Des Moines, Iowa office. Stephanie focuses on medical device products liability defense.