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A Moving Target: How To Seek Fees In Your Original Proceedings

May 1, 2014

The following article was originally published in the Summer 2014 edition of the Florida Bar’s Journal of the Appellate Practice Section, “The Record.”

Florida Rule of Appellate Procedure 9.400(b) establishes the procedure for seeking attorneys’ fees on appeal. Many practitioners have long assume…inal-proceedings/d that the rule similarly applies to original proceedings, there being no other rule clearly providing an alternative procedure. However, two recent opinions establish that rule 9.400(b) does not apply to original proceedings.

A Moving Target: How to Seek Fees in Your Original Proceedings