The Business Law Section of the Florida Bar has waded into a lawsuit over a deadly truck accident before the Florida Supreme Court, filing an amicus curiae brief urging justices to adopt the federal Celotex standard for summary judgments in all civil claims.
The standard stems from a collection of opinions the U.S. Supreme Court issued in 1986, which made it easier to obtain summary judgments in federal court. It holds that issues can only progress to trial if there’s enough evidence for jurors to reasonably find for the nonmovant.
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