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Bruce Berman and Peter Webster Co-Author 2023 Edition of “Berman’s Florida Civil Procedure”

MIAMI, FL – Carlton Fields attorneys Bruce Berman and Peter Webster published the latest edition of Thomson Reuters’ Berman’s Florida Civil Procedure.

Published annually since 1998, the book is considered an authoritative treatise on Florida state practice and procedure cited by Florida courts and the Florida Supreme Court. The book references thousands of cases, traces the history of each rule, compiles the totality of Florida case law, and highlights the most significant distinctions between Florida's rules and their federal counterparts from which most of the state’s rules were derived. Berman’s Florida Civil Procedure is a trusted resource relied upon by lawyers and judges throughout Florida, as well as by attorneys outside of the state with cases in Florida.

The 2023 edition includes hundreds of updated text and case inserts; discussions of amendments pertaining to proposals for settlement and the use of “communication technology” in depositions, jury trials, and mediation and arbitration; and a host of other changes to bring its now more than 1,800 pages, with more than 5,000 case citations, completely up to date.

The book addresses civil procedure on a rule-by-rule basis, with all rules cross-referenced to modern case law, with particularly ample coverage of Florida class action procedures and proposals for settlement. In addition to its highlights of distinctions with federal rules, the treatise continues to reference fully updated local rules of each of the three federal district courts in Florida, including rules governing mediation and arbitration.

Berman focuses his nationwide practice on large and complex commercial disputes in federal and state trial and appellate courts, and in domestic and international arbitration tribunals. He represents U.S. and international clients in cases spanning a wide range of substantive law, including corporate finance, securities, mergers and acquisitions, health law, aviation, and intellectual property.

Webster’s practice focuses on appellate law after a distinguished career in judicial service spanning more than 25 years. He was a judge in Florida’s Fourth Judicial Circuit, sitting in Jacksonville and Green Cove Springs, until his appointment to Florida’s First District Court of Appeal, where he served for 20 years.

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