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...

The Accidental Jurist

Suggestions for the Reluctant Traveler to the Appellate Forum by David W. Henry The internal procedures2 of the Florida Supreme Court, the appellate decisionmaking process,3 and jurisdiction4 in the appellate courts are well noted. However, as a result of the 1980 amendments to the Florida Constitution, the...