Fla. High Court Rejects Changes To Medical Expert Rules

Law360, Miami (December 13, 2013, 8:37 PM EST) -- The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday declined to approve a procedural rule related to a 2011 law limiting out-of-state expert witnesses in medical malpractice cases and hinted at questions about the statute's constitutionality.

The state's highest court declined to follow a Florida Bar committee's recommendation to adopt the provision as a rule of procedure to the extent that it concerns court procedure. The Florida Bar's Board of Governors had voted overwhelmingly against the committee's proposal, and the court had received a number of comments opposing the...
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