Wednesday, November 24, 2004

Mediation Fees and Expenses – Are These Taxable Litigation Costs?

The Florida Bar Civil Procedure Rules Committee has filed with the Florida Supreme Court a report proposing new Statewide Uniform Guidelines for Taxation of Costs in Civil Actions to replace the existing guidelines. Comments must be filed with the court on or before December 1, 2004. Maybe mediation costs & fees are taxable. This should “appeal” to the 5th District Court of Appeals – Elder v. Islam, 869 So.2d 600 (Fla. 5th DCA 2004)!

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