November 17, 2016cbhComments Off on Another Proposal for Settlement Stricken Due to Inconsistent Release Attached
Proposals for Settlement in Florida (also known as Offers of Judgment) have a poor survival rate on appeal. The chance is decreased, almost to zero, if the offeror mentions a release but does not attach. Surprisingly, the offeror does not improve their chances by attaching a release. There’s too much room…
May 3, 2016cbhComments Off on First DCA Issues a Hybrid Opinion Re Daubert & Proposal for Settlement
Two of the more novel, confusing areas of Florida civil law were addressed this week by the First District in Andrew and Kenneth Maines v. Marcia Drasko Fox. This case arose from an auto accident where the plaintiff claimed that she suffered a neck injury. The plaintiff won at trial….
May 2, 2016cbhComments Off on Trump International Hotel at the Center of 1 of 2 Recent Florida Opinions on Proposals for Settlement
On April 27, 2016, the Third and Fourth District Courts of Appeal issued separate opinions on the much beguiled Proposal for Settlement. In Vanguard Car Rental USA, LLC v. Suttles, the Third DCA was confronted with the situation where defendant “Vanguard, Inc.” served a Proposal for Settlement on the Plaintiff….
January 17, 2016cbhComments Off on First and Fourth DCA: Conflict on Strict Construction of Proposal for Settlement
The First District Court of Appeal, for the second time, has called out a conflict with the Fourth DCA regarding how strictly the rule must be construed. In Colvin v. North Florida Women’s Care, a plaintiff served on the defendant a proposal for settlement for $20,000. She proceeded to trial…