January 03, 2021

From changing the summary judgment standard to determining when plaintiffs can haul corporate executives into the courtroom, Florida courts will be busy in 2021.

After nearly a year of remote hearings, jury trial shutdowns and delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic, litigators are bracing for an uptick in overall litigation in the coming year as the country emerges from the pandemic and parties who may have opted to sit on their claims begin to come back to the courthouse.

"The key thing that I think litigators feel right now is, 'when do we get to go again?'" Leslie Kroeger of Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC said. "We're just raring to go."

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