ARBITRATION: MANDATORY NONBINDING ARBITRATION: MANDATORY NONBINDING ARBITRATION WAS NOT INVALID BECAUSE ORDER OF REFERRAL WAS NOT SUBSTANTIALLY SIMILAR TO MANDATORY FORM ORDER ADOPTED IN CIRCUIT; JUDGMENT: RELIEF FROM JUDGMENT: LAWYER’S IGNORANCE OF DEADLINE FOR REQUESTING TRIAL DE NOVO DID NOT CONSTITUTE EXCUSABLE NEGLECT; APPEALS: INVITED ERROR: PLAINTIFF INVITED ERROR BY FAILING TO OBJECT TO AGREED ORDER SCHEDULING NONBINDING ARBITRATION

Alexander v. Quail Pointe II Condominium, ___ So. 3d ___, 40 Fla. L. Weekly D600 (Fla. 5th DCA March 6, 2015)

A plaintiff, who failed to make a timely request for trial de novo after mandatory nonbinding arbitration, was bound by the result even though the order of referral to arbitration was not substantially similar to the form order … Click To Read Full Case Law Review...

TORTS: MOTOR VEHICLE NEGLIGENCE: INSURANCE: UNINSURED MOTORIST COVERAGE: CIVIL PROCEDURE: DIRECTED VERDICT: APPEALS: INVITED ERROR: TRIAL COURT DID NOT ERR BY DIRECTING A VERDICT IN FAVOR OF UNINSURED MOTORIST CARRIER AFTER PLAINTIFF ABANDONED HER CLAIM AGAINST PHANTOM MOTORIST

Millsaps v. Kaltenbach, ___ So. 3d ___, 39 Fla. L. Weekly D2553 (Fla. 4th DCA December 10, 2014)

When the defendant, in a motor vehicle negligence case, alleged that he was not negligent because he was evading a phantom motorist when the collision occurred, the plaintiff amended her complaint to add her uninsured motorist carrier as a defendant. During … Click To Read Full Case Law Review...

Appeals: Invited Error, Non-Final Order Denying Motion For Relief From Non-Final Errror

Rodrigo v. JP Morgan Chase National Association, ___ So. 3d ___, 35 Fla. L. Weekly D2638 (Fla. 4th DCA 12/1/10)

Based upon the doctrine of invited error, the appellant was foreclosed from challenging a provision in an order to which her lawyer agreed.

Although the trial court granted the owner’ s motion to restore possession of her home, the … Click To Read Full Case Law Review...