Amendments to the Small Claims Rules

first_img Amendments to the Florida Small Claims Rules The Small Claims Rules Committee invites comment on the proposed three-year-cycle amendments to the Florida Small Claims Rules. The full text of the proposals can be found at the Bar’s web site The proposed amendments will be filed with the court by February 1, 2010. Interested persons have until August 15, 2009, to submit comments electronically to Judge Robert W Lee, Chair, Small Claims Rules Committee, [email protected] 7.090(a)–(b): 10-0 (f) and Court Commentary: 18-0(a)–(b): to add uniformity to pretrial conference procedure statewide by clarifying the judiciary’s role in the small claims process and to bring the rule into alignment with form 7.322. (f) and Court Commentary: to correct style and grammar errors in the adoption of changes in In re: Amendments to Florida Small Claims Rule 1.090, 985 So.2d 1083 (Fla. June 19, 2008). Amendments to the Small Claims Rules 7.34222-0The word “information” is inserted between “fact sheet” in two places, to clarify for the pro se litigant what sheet the pro se litigant must complete. 7.050(a)11-5A sentence is added to subdivision (a)(1) to ensure that the courts have access to all documents served with initial process. July 15, 2009 Notices 7.33520-0The word “/pawnbroker” is added after “defendant” in the first line of the statement of claim, to be consistent with the caption and the intent of the initial adoption of this form. Also, a punctuation error in the caption is corrected. 7.34321-0Instruction to mail or deliver the form to the clerk is deleted because the optional enforcement paragraph in form 7.340, which refers to form 7.343, instructs the defendant to return the sheet to the plaintiff’s attorney (or plaintiff if unrepresented), not the court clerk. The notary block in (b) is not the proper one for a business entity. The proposed change follows the statute (F.S. 117.05(13)(c)). A few other changes are made to conform form (a) and (b) to each other. RULECOMMITTEE VOTEREASONS FOR CHANGElast_img read more

August 1, 2012 News and Notes

first_img News and Notes Alan Mishael of Miami Beach presented “Empowering Foster Parents and Other Court-appointed Custodians to Make the System Work Better for Children” to the Daniel Memorial Institute’s National Foster Care Conference in Orlando. Allison Lane of Balkan & Patterson in Boca Raton has become president-elect of the Palm Beach County Chapter of FAWL. David Levin of GrayRobinson in Miami graduated from the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Miami program. Adrian Alvarez of Weiss Serota Helfman Pastoriza Cole & Boniske has become a director of the Broward County Hispanic Bar Association. Fred Karlinsky, Rich Fidei, and Jennifer Erdelyi of Colodny, Fass, Talenfeld, Karlinsky & Abate in Ft. Lauderdale co-wrote an article titled “State Taxation of Non-U.S. Risk Premium — An Unintended Consequence of the Nonadmitted and Reinsurance Reform Act?” that was featured in the Summer 2012 edition of Wholesale Insurance News (WIN) Magazine, a publication of the American Association of Managing General Agents. Robert L. Parks of Coral Gables has been elected chair of the board of visitors for the National Judicial College. Timothy C. Garding of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick in Tampa has been elected to the board of directors of the Raymond James Gasparilla Festival of the Arts. Stephen Reisman of Peckar & Abramson in Miami served as co-editor for Construction Defects, a 384-page book published by the ABA’s Forum on the Construction Industry. The firm’s Gary Stein and Adam Handfinger co-wrote Chapter 8, “Alternative Dispute Resolution.” C. Douglas McDonald of Carlton Fields in Tampa was elected to the board of directors for the Ferguson-White Inn of Court. Christopher Marlowe of The Haggard Law Firm in Coral Gables presented “Handling Child Drowning Cases in Today’s Legal Environment” for a Louisiana Association for Justice webinar. Michael A. Moné, vice president, supply chain integrity and senior regulatory counsel, quality and regulatory affairs, for Cardinal Health in Dublin, Ohio, received the Outstanding Pharmacy Alumnus Award from the University of Florida College of Pharmacy and was the commencement speaker at the May graduation ceremony. Suzette A. Maylor of Aldridge│Connors in Boca Raton has become a member of the board of Women in Distress of Broward County, Inc. Philip W. Engle of Roswell, Georgia, has been selected as chair of the North American Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. John L. Holcomb of Hill Ward Henderson in Tampa has been awarded the Hillsborough County Bar Association Trial & Litigation Section’s Michael A. Fogarty “In the Trenches” Award. Francisco J. Gonzalez of Gonzalez & Shenkman in Wellington has become chair-elect of the Central Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce. Jacob T. Cremer of Hopping Green & Sams in Tallahassee spoke at the National Conference of Forest Landowners about legal developments affecting forest landowners and consultants nationwide. Edward Canterbury of Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt in Ft. Myers has been appointed to the Red Cross Philanthropy Committee for Lee and Collier counties. Julio C. Jaramillo of Miami was appointed second vice president of The Florida Bar Foundation Kelly A. Zarzycki of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick in Tampa received the Hills-borough County Bar’s Outstanding Young Lawyer Award. Gary Farmer, Jr, of Farmer, Jaffe, Weissing, Edwards, Fistos & Lehrman spoke to students at Heron Heights Elementary School in Parkland on the importance of the Bill of Rights. Eduardo Palmer of Eduardo Palmer, P.A., in Coral Gables traveled with Gov. Rick Scott to Madrid, Spain, as part of a trade delegation of Florida business leaders and government officials. Sonny Holtzman of Miami has been appointed to the Intelligent Transportation Systems Program Advisory Committee and to the board of directors of the Center for Urban Transportation Research, based at the University of South Florida. James W. Middleton of Smith, Gambrell & Russell in Jacksonville was inducted into the Litigation Counsel of America. Bob de la Fuente of Tew Cardenas in Miami was appointed to Downtown Miami’s Property Incentives Committee. David W. Henry of Alvarez Sambol & Winthrop in Orlando, Lawrence M. Watson of Upchurch Watson White & Max in Maitland, and Bruce A. Blitman of Ft. Lauderdale presented a panel discussion about “Mediation Techniques and Update on Mediation Law” at the 16th Annual Florida Liability Claims Conference in Orlando. Mark Stein of Higer Lichter & Givner in Aventura discussed “Deadly Internet Sins” at the Social Media Strategies Summit in Miami. Jason Silver of Morris | Hardwick | Schneider in Miami was elected a director at-large of the Dade County Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Section. Edith Osman of Carlton Fields in Miami has joined the board of directors of Florida’s Children First. Grace H. Yang of GrayRobinson in Tampa was elected to the board of directors for the Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce of Tampa Bay. Annabella Barboza of Phelan Hallinan in Ft. Lauderdale has been named to the board of directors of the Broward County Hispanic Bar Association . Slade V. Dukes of St. Petersburg was selected to serve on the Florida Office of the Attorney General’s Seniors vs. Crime Board. Tom Shults of Kirk-Pinkerton in Sarasota has been appointed to the Sarasota County Historical Commission. Dorothy Watson of Foley & Lardner in Orlando was honored with the Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association’s New Attorney Award of Excellence for her commitment to pro bono work. Kristyne E. Kennedy of Cole, Scott & Kissane in Orlando was installed as the 79th president of the Orange County Bar Association. Michael Cohen, Florida Lawyers Assistance executive director, presented a panel discussion on “Recognizing the Signs and Symptoms of Attorney Impairment” at the ABA Equal Justice Conference in Jacksonville. Cohen also spoke at the Martin County and Indian River County bar associations on the “Role of Florida Lawyers Assistance in Addressing Impairment in the Legal Profession.” Lawrence G. Walters of Walters Law Group in Longwood presented “Advertising Best Practices for Online Gaming Sites” at the UNLV School of Law in Las Vegas. Keith Grossman of Grossman Law & Conflict Management in Ft. Myers was a guest on Bill Dueease’s blogtalk radio show “Go to Play Every Day and Call It Work.” Grossman discussed managing relationships, and specifically managing conflict, within the workplace as well as at home. Paul Siegel of Miami wrote an article on recently proposed private trial legislation which was published in the Daily Business Review. He also delivered a lecture on private trials at Daniels Kashtan Downs & Ormas in Miami. Shannon Hartsfield Salimone of Holland & Knight has written an article, “Inmates and Health Privacy: What the Corrections Industry Needs to Know About HIPAA,” published in the May/June 2012 issue of Correctional Health Care Report. Elizabeth Alt of Law Offices of Charles Ruse, Jr., in Ocala was named “Provisional of the Year” by the Junior League of Ocala. Joseph H. Serota of Weiss Serota Helfman Pastoriza Cole & Boniske was recently named of counsel to the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce. Brian R. Lambert of the Tampa office of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, and Christopher Z. Staine of the Sarasota office, presented Parts I and II of the ABC’s of Florida Construction Lien Law before the Associates Builders and Contractors. Tad Delegal of Jacksonville presented “Well, It’s Your Fault Anyway; The Insurance Industry’s Role in Attorney Overbilling, and Some Ideas to Address It,” at the annual meeting of the Association of Life Insurance Counsel in Sawgrass. Manuel Farach, of counsel with Richman Greer, has been named chair of the Palm Beach County Commission on Ethics. Mark Stein of Higer Lichter & Givner in Miami spoke on “Deadly Internet Sins” at the Social Media Strategies Summit in Chicago. Spencer Kuvin of Cohen & Kuvin in Delray Beach was appointed to the board of directors for the Hanley Center in West Palm Beach. Joe Sirven and Lily Vidal of Holland & Knight have written an article, “The Art of Lending on Art,” published by the American Bankers Association’s ABA Banking Journal in May. Barnaby L. Min, zoning administrator for the City of Miami, spoke at the Asian American Pacific Islander Celebration before the Miami Veterans’ Affairs Healthcare System. Arthur “Buddy” Jacobs of Jacobs Scholz & Associates in Fernandina Beach was honored with the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation’s Carl Weinhardt Award “recognizing his many achievements and leadership in state historic preservation arenas and his valuable service to the Florida trust for historic preservation.” Heather Siegel Miller, of the Miami and Boca Raton offices of Broad and Cassel, has been named to the board of directors of Spectrum Health, Inc,. Vicky Garcia-Toledo of Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod has been appointed chair of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce Real Estate Committee. Jonathan P. Huels with Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed in Orlando has been elected to the board of directors for the Christian Service Center. Mayanne Downs of GrayRobinson in Orlando was named to the University of Florida’s Law Center Association Board of Trustees. K. Tyler Hill of Hill Ward Henderson graduated from the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Tampa. August 1, 2012 News and Notes August 1, 2012 News & Noteslast_img read more

Plymouth 9/1 to beat Liverpool and continue run of FA Cup shocks – CORAL DD

first_imgCoral’s Dave Stevens joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.This morning we looked ahead to tonight’s FA Cup third round replays, with Coral offering a 9/4 treble on favourites Liverpool, Southampton and Newcastle to win.But, the FA Cup is always full of surprises, so – after non-league sides Sutton United and Lincoln City secured two big shocks last night – will we see another upset?League Two outfit Plymouth Argyle are 9/1 to beat Liverpool at home – having held them to a 0-0 draw at Anfield – Norwich are 11/2 to stun Southampton at St Mary’s and Birmingham are 5/1 to beat Newcastle away at St James’ Park.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img read more