MASTERS: TRIAL COURT MAY NOT APPOINT MASTER ON ITS OWN MOTION OR WITHOUT CONSENT OF PARTIES; APPEALS: MANDAMUS: MANDAMUS LIES TO VACATE ORDER APPOINTING SPECIAL MASTER WITHOUT CONSENT OF THE PARTIES

Joara Freight Lines, Inc. v. Perez, ___ So. 3d ___, 40 Fla. L. Weekly D749 (Fla. 3d DCA March 25, 2015)

The appellate court granted a petition for mandamus to vacate an order appointing a special master without the unanimous consent of the parties. “[A] trial court [may not] appoint a special master on its own motion” or without the consent of all parties.

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