Author: Brian C. Willis

Florida Admiralty Law Advisor

My co-blogger, Jason Baruch, has started a new blog covering Florida Admiralty law issues and it is appropriately titled: Florida Admiralty Law Advisor. Jason’s new blog will focus on commercial maritime disputes and litigation involving those in maritime industries. Fortunately for me, Jason promises that his new blog will not result in a decrease in his efforts here.… Read more

Foreclosure Magistrates Rule Change

The Florida Supreme Court has created a new Rule 1.491 that is intended to govern the use of magistrates in all residential mortgage foreclosure cases.  Sections of Rule 1.490 that  dealt exclusively with residential mortgage foreclosures have been deleted from that rule and incorporated into new Rule 1.490. The rule amendments are effective as of… Read more

E-filing: Amendments to Florida Rules of Judicial Administration

Last week, the Florida Supreme Court amended Florida Rules of Judicial Administration 2.515, 2.516, and 2.525.  These amendments are effective immediately.  Each of the amended rules has been updated on FloridaCivPro.com. The amendment to Florida Rule of Judicial Administration Rule 2.515 clarifies and modifies the significance of an attorney’s signature on a document.  What does it mean… Read more