On June 30, 2021, Amanda Buffinton, a partner in Shutts & Bowen LLP’s Tampa office, will present the second of her two-part audio webcast discussion on Florida’s “federal” summary judgment standard, in a CLE seminar for the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of The Florida Bar.
During the presentation, Amanda and her co-speaker will continue to discuss the Florida Supreme Court’s recent adoption of the federal summary judgment standard. On April 29, 2021, the Supreme Court of Florida formally amended Florida Rule of Civil Procedure 1.510 by adopting the text of Federal Rule of Civil Procedure Rule 56. This course will discuss summary judgment practice and procedure in light of new Rule 1.510, effective May 1, 2021, and how the new rule will apply to summary judgment motions decided prior to or pending before this date.
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- Florida's New Summary Judgment Standard and Rule 1.510
- 1.0 CLE Credit
- 06/30/2021 | 12 pm - 1 pm
- Speakers: Amanda Buffinton (Shutts & Bowen LLP), Christopher Smart (Carlton Fields)
About Amanda Buffinton
Amanda B. Buffinton is a partner in the Tampa office of Shutts & Bowen LLP, where she is a member of the Construction Litigation Practice Group. A Martindale Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ rated attorney, Amanda is also Board Certified in Construction Law by The Florida Bar. Amanda specializes in the litigation and arbitration of complex claims related to professional negligence and design errors and omissions. She has also successfully represented clients in construction claims involving personal injury and death, federal investigations relating to the False Claims Act, delay and acceleration damages, bond and lien issues, professional licensure, building code violations and ADA violations. Amanda has extensive federal court experience and has litigated a multitude of construction and commercial claims in the Northern, Middle and Southern District Courts of Florida including the successful defense of a large class action suit against an international testing company. Amanda is a member of the Construction Law Committee of the Real Property Probate & Trust Law Division of The Florida Bar.