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Procedures/Preferences

AT A GLANCE PREFERENCES

How to Notify Judge of an Emergency Motion Providing Judges with Lengthy Documents in Support of Hrg. Using JAWS for Electronic Signature Providing Copies of
Motions & NOH

The word ”emergency” must appear in the title. File with the clerk.The clerk will notify the court. Do not send additional copies to chambers.

Upload to JAWS 24 hours
prior to hearing (supporting and opposing documents)

Yes.
Submit in PDF format
Hard copies not required. Upload NOH & Motion on JAWS

  for additional "At a Glance" Scheduling on JAWS  Click Here


JAWS SCHEDULING AND DOCUMENT UPLOAD PROCEDURES
Business Court Rules
SCHEDULING CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCES
Complex Business Litigation Administrative Order S-2013-021
DIVISION Y (TOBACCO LITIGATION)
DIVISION Z (ASBESTOS LITIGATION)

Asbestos Court Contact:

After reviewing the courts procedures and preferences questions related to the scheduling of asbestos matters in Division “Z” or the procedures should be directed to divisionL@fljud13.org

 

Asbestos Motion Calendar

The asbestos motion calendar is GENERALLY held the third Thursday of each month at 10:30 a.m. Counsel will be notified of any changes to the time.  The asbestos motion calendar hearing dates for the year 2020 and 2021 are:


2020 Asbestos Hearing Dates:  
January 16   July 16  
February 25  August 27  
March – No Monthly Hearing  September 17 
April 16     October – 29 
May 21   November 17  
June 30  December 17 

 

2021 Asbestos Hearing Dates: TBC  
January 21    July 22  
February 18  August 19 
March – No Monthly Hearing  September 23 
April 22  October – No Monthly Hearing 
May 20  November 18 
June 17  December 16 


Asbestos Motion Calendar Coordinator

Copies of all motions and notices of hearing must be delivered via e-mail, U.S. mail, fax, or hand delivery to the Asbestos Motion Calendar Coordinator (Coordinator) whose contact information is:

 

Bice Cole Law Firm

Attention:  MONTHLY HEARINGS

999 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite 710

Coral Gables, Florida  33134

Tele:  (305) 444-1225

Fax:  (305) 446-1598

MonthlyHearings@bicecolelaw.com

 

Asbestos Motion Calendar Agenda

An Asbestos Motion Calendar Agenda (Agenda) will be created by the Coordinator.  In order for a motion to be placed on the Agenda and heard by the Court, the motion and a notice of hearing must be received by the Coordinator by 5:00 p.m. on the Thursday one week prior to the asbestos motion calendar hearing date. The Coordinator will provide the Court and counsel who have a motion set on the asbestos motion calendar with the Agenda no later than 3:00 p.m. on the Friday prior to the asbestos motion calendar hearing date.  Motions for which copies are not timely received by the Coordinator are subject to not being heard by the Court at the asbestos motion calendar hearing.

 

Document Upload

Please follow Division L’s Procedures and Preferences for document upload procedures. Documents must be uploaded to JAWS no later than 5:00 p.m. on the Monday prior to the asbestos motion calendar hearing date.

 

Notices of Cancellation

When a hearing on a motion on the asbestos motion calendar is cancelled, a notice of cancellation must be promptly filed with the Clerk’s Office and delivered to the Coordinator.  Notice to the Court may be accomplished by e-mailing a copy of the notice of cancellation and uploading to JAWS.  Upon receipt of a notice of cancellation, the Coordinator will update the Agenda to reflect the cancellation and provide a copy of an updated Agenda to the Court and counsel.

 

Special Set Hearings:

Motions that cannot be addressed at an upcoming asbestos motion calendar due to exigent circumstances may be considered by the Court for a special set hearing. To request a special set hearing, the motion subject to the special set request must be filed with the clerk’s office and a courtesy copy, along with detailed correspondence stating the reason for the need to special set the motion, must be mailed or hand delivered to the Court. The Court will review the motion and determine whether the matter should be special set for hearing.  Niulka Martinez will contact counsel and advise whether the motion will be special set for hearing and, if so, will provide a hearing date and time.   

 

Emergency Motion Procedures:

An emergency motion must be filed with the clerk’s office.  The word “emergency” must appear in the title. The clerk will notify the court. Do not send additional copies to chambers.

 

Proposed Orders:

In JAWS, use the DIVISION Z queue when uploading orders for the court’s signature. Please follow Division L’s Procedures and Preferences for submission of proposed orders.


TELEPHONIC APPEARANCE
COMMUNICATION TO CHAMBERS
SUBMISSION OF PROPOSED ORDERS
SETTING A CASE FOR TRIAL
SELF-REPRESENTED LITIGANTS

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TRANSFERRING A CASE INTO CBLD
MOTIONS FOR REHEARING/RECONSIDERATION/CLARIFICATION/NEW TRIAL