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Read the Rules; It Is Critical

By David Langham

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 | 520 | 0 | min read

Timeliness is an issue worthy of attention. In October, the Florida 1st District Court of Appeal (DCA) decided Matheny v. Indian River Fire Rescue. An employer prevailed at trial and the injured worker filed an appeal. The court concluded that the appeal was not timely. This was a specific kind of appeal, called an “extraordinary writ,” for which the title is “petition for writ of certiorari.” Appellate Rule 9.100(c) “requires such a petition to be filed within thirty days after rendition of the order to be reviewed.” The attorney did not file the peti...

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