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Fla. High Court Codifies the ‘Apex Doctrine’: Discovery Protection for Corporate Decision-Makers

Litigation and Trials   |   Appellate & Trial Support   |   October 1, 2021
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Carlton Fields litigator Bruce Berman authored a Daily Business Review article about the Florida Supreme Court’s recent adoption of the apex doctrine, which aims to protect high-level corporate executives from discovery abuse.

“[T]he mere adoption of the new rule evidences a recognition that high-level corporate officers are entitled to special protection when appropriate, or at the least that the issue warrants specific scrutiny—something that should come as a positive development to companies finding themselves in discovery proceedings in Florida state courts,” Berman wrote.

READ: Daily Business Review, “Fla. High Court Codifies the ‘Apex Doctrine’: Discovery Protection for Corporate Decision-Makers” (subscription only)

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