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 … Click To Read Full Case Law Review...

PUBLIC RECORDS: APPEALS: MANDAMUS    

Clay County Education Association v. Clay County School Board, ___ So. 3d ___, 39 Fla. L. Weekly D1792 (Fla. 1st DCA August 22, 2014)

The plaintiff filed a complaint for writ of mandamus to compel the defendant to produce public records.  Based upon the allegations of the complaint, the trial court issued an alternative writ of mandamus directing the … Click To Read Full Case Law Review...

APPEALS: MANDAMUS; JUDGES: DISQUALIFICATION

Rowe v. Deutche Bank National Trust Company, ___ So. 3d ___, 36 Fla. L. Weekly D22 (Fla. 1st DCA 12/28/10)

When the trial judge failed, within 30 days, to rule on the petitioner’s motion for disqualification, she filed a petition for mandamus to compel the clerk of the trial court to reassign her case. The appellate court denied the … Click To Read Full Case Law Review...