Partner and member of the firm's Litigation Practice Group Jason P. Stearns recently argued at the Florida Supreme Court as the Chair of The Florida Bar's Civil Procedure Rules Committee in response to the Court’s proposed rule amendment to Rule 1.442 (proposal for settlements), which implements section 768.79 of the Florida Statutes.
The hearing was detailed by Law360 in the article entitled, "Fla. High Court Weighs Proposed Settlement Rule Changes" which can be viewed here (subscription required).
Following the hearing, Stearns shared with Law360, "One takeaway from today's oral argument is that the court is serious about actively looking for ways to improve the processes in our state trial courts."
The scope and function of The Florida Bar's Civil Procedure Rules Committee is to carry out the mandate of Rule 2.140, Florida Rules of Judicial Administration, concerning the proposal of new rules of procedure and changes to existing rules. Mr. Stearns serves as Chair for 2022. Learn more about the Committee here.