Fla. Court Sets New Trial Bar Over Atty Misconduct

Law360, New York (December 20, 2010, 7:52 PM EST) -- The Florida Supreme Court has ruled that when a party objects to attorney misconduct during a trial, and the court sustains that objection, it must move for a mistrial to keep that claim alive for a review in a new trial motion.

Quashing a Florida Second District Court of Appeal decision, the court's opinion on Thursday was an apparent setback for Tampa, Fla., which had its post-verdict request for a new trial over attorney misconduct in a motor vehicle injury suit denied because the city hadn't...
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