CIVIL PROCEDURE: DISTINCTION BETWEEN MOTIONS FOR REHEARING AND MOTIONS FOR RECONSIDERATION: MOTIONS FOR REHEARING ARE TAKEN FROM FINAL ORDERS AND MUST BE FILED WITHIN FIFTEEN DAYS: MOTIONS FOR RECONSIDERATION ARE TAKEN FROM NONFINAL ORDERS AND MUST BE FILED BEFORE ENTRY OF FINAL JUDGMENT: NOMENCLATURE IS NOT CONTROLLING: ORDER MODIFYING MAGISTRATE’S REPORT WAS NONFINAL: AS A RESULT, MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION WAS TIMELY, AND TRIAL COURT POSSESSED JURISDICTION TO ENTER SUA SPONTE ORDER VACATING DENIAL OF MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION; APPEALS: CERTIORARI: MANDAMUS

Seigler v. Bell, ___ So. 3d ___, 39 Fla. L. Weekly D2012 (Fla. 5th DCA September 19, 2014)

Motions for rehearing are taken from final orders.  A motion for rehearing must be filed within fifteen days.  Motions for reconsideration are taken from nonfinal orders.  A motion for reconsideration may be filed at any time before final judgment is entered. Nomenclature … Click To Read Full Case Law Review...