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Comparison: Rules of Civil Procedure
(Federal vs Florida)

Source Document: Federal (PDF)
Source Document: Florida (PDF)
Table A | Basics
Abbreviation:Fed. R. Civ. P.Fla. R. Civ. P.
File Size (KB):4321,554
Page Count:140249
Word Count:54,81960,211
Rules Count:10392
Forms Count:087
Comparison Chart (Federal vs Florida)
801Actions in Rem and Quasi in Rem; General Provisions
802Actions Relating to Unincorporated Associations
803Amended and Supplemental Pleadings
804Applicability of the Rules in General; Removed Actions
805Attaching Copy of Cause of Action and Exhibits
806Choice of Forum
807Class Actions
808Commencing an Action
809Completion of Mediation
810Complex Litigation
811Computing and Extending Time; Time for Motion Papers
812Condemning Real or Personal Property
813Conducting Business; Clerk's Authority; Notice of an Order or Judgment
814Consolidation; Separate Trials
815Constitutional Challenge to a Statute - Notice, Certification, and Intervention
817Counterclaim and Crossclaim
818County Court Actions
819Declaratory Judgment
820Default; Default Judgment
821Defenses and Objections: When and How Presented; Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings; Consolidating Motions; Waiving Defenses; Pretrial Hearing
822Deposit into Court
823Depositions by Oral Examination
824Depositions by Written Questions
825Depositions of Expert Witnesses
826Depositions to Perpetuate Testimony
827Derivative Actions
828Determining Foreign Law
829Disclosure Statement
830Discovery in Aid of Execution
831Dismissal of Actions
832Duty to Disclose; General Provisions Governing Discovery
833Effective Dates
834Enforcing a Judgment for a Specific Act
835Enforcing Relief for or Against a Nonparty
836Entering Judgment
838Exclusions From Arbitration
840Extraordinary Remedies
841Failure to Make Disclosures or to Cooperate in Discovery; Sanctions
842Final Disposition Form
843Findings and Conclusions by the Court; Judgment on Partial Findings
844Forfeiture Actions in Rem
845Form of Pleadings
847General Magistrates for Residential Mortgage Foreclosure Matters
848General Rules of Pleading
849Harmless Error
850Hearing Motions; Submission on Briefs
851Hearing Procedures for Non-Binding Arbitration
852Homeowners' Associations and Condominium Associations
853In Personam Actions: Attachment and Garnishment
854In Rem Actions: Special Provisions
855Inadvertent Disclosure of Privileged Materials
856Indicative Ruling on a Motion for Relief that is Barred by a Pending Appeal
857Injunctions and Restraining Orders
858Instructions to the Jury; Objections; Preserving a Claim of Error
860Interrogatories to Parties
862Joinder of Claims
863Judge's Inability to Proceed
864Judgment as a Matter of Law in a Jury Trial; Related Motions for a New Trial; Conditional Ruling
865Judgment; Costs
866Jurisdiction and Venue Unaffected
867Juror Notebooks
868Limitation of Liability
869Magistrate Judges: Pretrial Order
870Magistrate Judges: Trial by Consent; Appeal
872Mediation Procedures
873Mediation Rules
874Medical Malpractice Presuit Screening Rule
875Misjoinder and Nonjoinder of Parties
876Mobile Homeowners' Associations
877Motion for a Directed Verdict
879Motions for Costs and Attorneys' Fees
880New Trial; Altering or Amending a Judgment
881Nonverification of Pleadings
882Number of Jurors; Verdict; Polling
883Objecting to a Ruling or Order
884Offer of Judgment
885One Form of Action
886Permissive Joinder of Parties
887Persons Before Whom Depositions May Be Taken
888Physical and Mental Examinations
889Plaintiff and Defendant; Capacity; Public Officers
890Pleading Mortgage Foreclosures
891Pleading Special Matters
892Pleadings Allowed; Form of Motions and Other Papers
893Possessory, Petitory, and Partition Actions
894Pretrial Conferences; Scheduling; Management
895Privacy and Court records
896Privacy Protection for Filings Made with the Court
897Proceedings Against a Security Provider
898Proceedings Against Surety on Judicial Bonds
899Producing Documents; Electronically Stored Information, and Tangible Things, or Entering onto Land, for Inspection and Other Purposes
900Production of Documents and Things Without Deposition
901Proving an Official Record
902Questions by Jurors
904Records Kept by the Clerk
905Relief from a Judgment or Order
906Remittitur and Additur
907Requests for Admission
908Required Joinder of Parties
909Right to a Jury Trial; Demand
910Rules by District Courts; Judge's Directives
911Rules Common to Mediation and Arbitration
912Scheduling Cases for Trial
913Scope and Purpose
914Scope of Rules
915Seizing a Person or Property
916Selecting Jurors
917Selection and Compensation of Arbitration
918Service and Filing of Pleadings, Orders, and Documents
919Serving and Filing Pleadings and Other Papers
920Serving Other Process
921Sham Pleadings
922Signing Pleadings, Motions, and Other Papers; Representations to the Court; Sanctions
923Special Verdict; General Verdict and Questions
924Stay of Proceedings to Enforce a Judgment
925Stenographic Transcript as Evidence
926Stipulations About Discovery Procedure
928Substitution of Parties
929Summary Judgment
931Taking Testimony
932Third-Party Practice
934Transfers of Actions
935Trial by Jury or by the Court
936Using Depositions in Court Proceedings
939Voluntary Binding Arbitration
Table B | Federal Rules (and their Florida equivalents)
1Comparison: Fed. vs Fla.A more detailed comparison of the Federal and Florida Rules of Civil Procedure
Table C | Florida Rules which have no Federal equivalent
1Comparison: Fla. vs Fed.Peek into the Fla. R. Civ. P. which do not have Federal equivalents
The Florida Rules of Civil Procedure have been modeled after the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure:
"Although the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the Florida Rules of Civil Procedure differ in some respects, "the objective in promulgating the Florida rules has been to harmonize our rules with the federal rules." Miami Transit Co. v. Ford, 155 So.2d 360, 362 (Fla. 1963); see also Fontainebleau Hotel Corp. v. Walters, 246 So.2d 563, 565 (Fla. 1971) (Florida's rules modeled after federal rules of civil procedure). Thus, we look to the federal rules and decisions for guidance in interpreting Florida's civil procedure rules. See Zuberbuhler v. Division of Admin., 344 So.2d 1304, 1306 (Fla. 2d DCA 1977)."
- Gleneagle v. Leondakos, 602 So.2d 1282 (Fla. 1992)
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Fontainebleau v. Walters, 246 So.2d 563 (Fla. 1971) Gleneagle v. Leondakos, 602 So.2d 1282 (Fla. 1992) Miami Transit v. Ford, 155 So.2d 360 (Fla. 1963) Zuberbuhler v. Division of Administration, 344 So.2d 1304 (2DCA 1977)
Comparison: Court Rules Fed. R. Civ. P. Fla. R. Civ. P. Handbook: FL Discovery Practice
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