The Florida Supreme Court Invalidates Joint Proposal for Settlement in Pratt v. Weiss http://t.co/qjnVQ9hlHG
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Florida’s Statutes and Rules of Procedure provide a mechanism by which parties may offer to settle cases, and in the process potentially create an entitlement to recover attorney’s fees. The mechanism is through service of what are commonly called proposals for settlement or offers of judgment. Predicting the enforceability of joint proposals for settlement and offers of judgment under current Florida law, however, can be somewhat challenging. Exhibit “A” supporting this statement could be the trial court, appellate court, and Florida Supreme Court decisions in the Pratt case.April 22, 2015
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