Retroactive Application of Law to Cases Pending on Appeal

Occasionally, while an appeal is pending, the law changes in a way that could affect the outcome of the case.  Therefore, appellate attorneys should be prepared to discuss whether a party whose case is pending on appeal may take advantage of a newly enacted or amended statute or a new court ruling. A new...

Join the Section for the 2018-2019 Monthly Audio Webcast Season

Last year, the Section moved into the technological age and revamped the monthly CLEs. It moved from a telephonic to a webinar format. This change was a huge success.  It allowed the speakers to use a PowerPoint or other handouts to aid their presentations and to poll the audience. The program also allowed...

Harmless Error Redefined

Spring 2015 By E. Lugo The harmless error standard applicable to civil cases has changed.  Late last year, the Florida Supreme Court held that an error is harmless if “the error complained of did not contribute to the verdict” or “there is no reasonable possibility that the error complained of contributed...