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HB 4077 — Actions for Damages

by Rep. Metz (SB 1268 by Senator Simmons)

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Judiciary Committee (JU)

This bill repeals s. 768.75, F.S., which authorizes a court in a negligence action to require the attorneys, parties, and persons having authority to settle to attend a settlement conference at least 3 weeks before trial. Courts, however, retain this authority under the Florida Rules of Civil Procedure.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect upon becoming law.

Vote: Senate 39-0; House 117-0