Program Co-Chairs: David Alpizar | Palm Bay, and John Mills | Tallahassee
8:30 am – 9:30 am
Overview on Proposals for Settlement
David Alpizar, Alpizar Law, LLC, Palm Bay
This topic will include how to draft a PFS, how to get your fees, how to enforce it, requirements of the statute and more
9:30 am – 10:15 am
Tom Hall, The Mills Firm, Tallahassee, and Andrew Harris, Burlington and Rockenbach, West Palm Beach
With Anderson v. Hilton Hotels Corp., 202 So. 3d 848 (Fla. 2016) recently decided at the Florida Supreme Court and Nunez v. Allen, 194 So. 3d 554 (Fla. 5th DCA 2016) currently pending, multiple proposals have been a hot topic at the Florida Supreme Court.
10:15 am - 10:25 am
10:25 am – 10:40 am
Rick Kolodinsky, Legal Fee Guard, Daytona Beach
10:40 am - 11:10 am
Letting the Tail Wag the Dog
Celene Humphries, Brannock and Humphries, Tampa
One of the big PFS cases in 2017 was Kuhajda v. Borden Dairy; This topic will cover the requirement of the rule and how strictly your PFS must comply with the rules to be enforceable. Celene will update FJA Members on the next chapter of this issue regarding the e-service requirement cases.
11:10 am - 11:40 am
What's Next with Proposals for Settlement
John Mills, The Mills Firm, Tallahassee
This topic will provide a look into potential future issues in case law, rule amendments, or statutory changes, and how to use the changing landscape to your client's benefit.
11:40 am - Noon
Q&A with the speakers