Author: Brian C. Willis

Mortgage Foreclosure Rules Amendments

Pursuant to an out of cycle amendment,  Rule 1.110 has been modified to remove certain language specific to mortgage foreclosures and Rule 1.115 has been created to address specific pleading requirements for mortgage foreclosures.  The changes are effective as of December 10th. has been updated to reflect the amendments: 1.110 General Rules of Pleading… Read more

E-Portal, EPortal, or e-Portal? None of the Above

Recently I have noticed significant confusion about what, exactly, to call the Florida Courts e-filing Portal.  Just check out this email from the “Florida Courts E-filing Portal Team.” I count 3 different names for the portal (emphasis added): Subject: EPortal Upgrades Body: Dear E-Filing Portal Customer: Portal Unavailable this Sunday, 9/16 The Florida Courts E-Filing Portal,,… Read more

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