Amendments to the Rules of Civil Procedure

first_img Amendments to the Rules of Civil Procedure The Florida Supreme Court recently amended Florida Rule of Civil Procedure 1.525, Motions for Costs and Attorneys’ Fees, to reflect that a motion seeking costs or attorneys’ fees shall be served “no later than” 30 days after the judgment is filed. See In re: Amendments to the Florida Rules of Civil Procedure (Two Year Cycle), No. SC05-179 (Fla. December 15, 2005). The court invites all interested persons to comment on the amendment, which is reproduced in full below, as well as online at www.floridasupremecourt.org/decisions/index.shtml. An original and nine paper copies of all comments must be filed with the court on or before February 15, with a certificate of service verifying that a copy has been served on Adrienne Frischberg Promoff, Chair of the Civil Procedure Rules Committee, 44 West Flagler Street, Suite 2100, Miami 33130-6807, as well as a separate request for oral argument if the person filing the comment wishes to participate in oral argument, should oral argument be scheduled. Electronic copies of all comments also must be filed in accordance with the Court’s administrative order In re Mandatory Submission of Electronic Copies of Documents, Fla. Admin. Order No. AOSC04-84 (Sept. 13, 2004). IN THE SUPREME COURT OF FLORIDA IN RE: AMENDMENTS TO THE FLORIDA RULES OF CIVIL PROCEDURE (TWO YEAR CYCLE), NO. SC-05-179 Rule 1.525. MOTIONS FOR COSTS AND ATTORNEYS’ FEES Any party seeking a judgment taxing costs, attorneys’ fees, or both shall serve a motion within no later than 30 days after filing of the judgment, including a judgment of dismissal, or the service of a notice of voluntary dismissal. Committee Notes [No Change] Court Commentary [No Change] Amendments to the Rules of Civil Procedurecenter_img January 15, 2006 Noticeslast_img