Appellate Law News and Insights

Florida Supreme Court Bars Nonmonetary Terms In Proposals For Settlement

Published: May 31, 2022
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Miami, Fla. (May 26, 2022) -  Effective July 1, 2022, the Florida Supreme Court has amended Florida Rule of Civil Procedure 1.442—governing procedural requirements for service of proposals for settlement—to preclude service of a proposal containing "nonmonetary terms, with the exceptions of a voluntary dismissal of all claims with prejudice and...

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While Courts Often Uphold Arbitration Awards, The Underlying Arbitration Agreement Faces A More Stringent Review When Challenged

Published: May 30, 2022
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The Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit recently upheld an arbitration award finding that an employee must repay his former employer bonuses advanced to him. The employee attempted to overturn the award through the courts. However, two courts upheld the award, reminding litigants that they will face an uphill battle to...

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Illinois Appellate Court Holds November 2020 Foreclosure Sale Was Not Improper In Light Of COVID Moratorium

Published: May 19, 2022
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The Illinois Court of Appeals recently found that Fannie Mae's COVID-related instruction for servicers to suspend foreclosure-related activities beginning in March 2020 was not grounds to vacate a February 2020 foreclosure judgment or a November 2020 foreclosure sale. See Bayview Loan Servicing, LLC v. Starks, 2022 IL App (2d) 210056,...

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