Florida Civil Procedure
Course Number: LAW 6303 Credits: 3
- Civil Procedure(LAW 5301)
This course surveys procedural law governing the litigation of civil cases in Florida. It explores in greater depth Florida state law counterparts to federal issues such as the judicial branch’s control over procedure, personal jurisdiction, subject matter jurisdiction, and liberal pleading and discovery. It also examines the ways in which Florida’s procedures differ from those of other jurisdictions and highlights some areas unique to Florida, such as heightened requirements for pleading punitive damages and the awarding of attorney’s fees based on offers of judgement.