The following are effective January 1, 2023
- The Court will sua sponte cancel a hearing if there are no supporting documents uploaded to the event on CourtMAP at least 48 hours prior to the hearing.
- The moving party is to hire a court reporter for all Special Set hearings unless you seek leave from the Court.
All Zoom hearings will take place on 978 627
CBL Interim Case Management Conferences - if all sides agree that the case is on track for trial, there are no pending motions and there is nothing any side needs to bring to the judge’s attention, the parties can submit an agreed order stating the three conditions and cancelling the conference no later than the the day before the hearing.
Filing a motion for stay or for reconsideration does NOT relieve the party from complying with the court order and cases may be dismissed for failing to comply with court orders. See, Mercer v. Raine, 443 So. 2d 944 (Fla. 1983) and Cal v. Forward Air Solutions, 199 So. 3d 312 (Fla. 3rd DCA 2016). “There are avenues of redress by appellate review for orders which may be erroneous, but so long as such orders are entered by a court which has jurisdiction of both the subject matter and the parties, they cannot be completely ignored without running the risk that an appropriate sanction may be imposed.” Johnson, 410 So. 2d at 980.
Effective January 1, 2023 the Court will sua sponte cancel a hearing if there are no supporting documents uploaded to the event on CourtMAP at least 48 hours prior to the hearing.
Effective January 11, 2022 Parties will no longer be required to email motions in WORD format
- All Parties must comply with CBL Rule 4.3, which refers
to the requirement for the parties to Meet and Confer, before filing every motion.
Complex Business Litigation Motion Calendar is heard on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 9:00 A.M. (Availability
can be found on CourtMAP)
NOTICE OF HEARINGS: Parties are to state the docket number of the motion and all memoranda related to the issue filed by either side on their Notice of Hearing. Notices of hearing are not deemed sufficient unless a docket entry number is listed.
Eleventh Circuit Complex Business Litigation Rules
Notice of Compliance with Meet and Confer Requirements
for the party who placed a matter on the Motion Calendar shall file the notice
of cancellation with the Clerk. If the case was set through CMAP you must
cancel it through CMAP.
PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT PAPER COURTESY COPIES OR BINDERS ON ANY MATTER IN THIS DIVISION.
Use of the Supporting Documents feature of CMAP: All motions and memoranda that support or oppose relief requested shall be posted as supporting documents to the hearing. Any additional pleading, correspondence, or document that you believe Judge Fine should consider in connection with the hearing should also posted as a supporting document.
Making Calendar: In order to verify if your case made the Calendar:
a. Log onto Court Map;
b. Select “calendar” on top;
c. Select “show events by case”;
d. Enter your case number & click on the magnifying glass; and
Your case hearings will populate
MOTIONS FOR RECONSIDERATION shall be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Do not set the motion for hearing unless 30 days have passed without a ruling.
Interim case management conferences will be set monthly but can be cancelled by an agreed order if both sides agree that the case is on track, there are no pending motions and there is nothing any side needs to bring to the judge’s attention. The agreed order stating the 3 conditions must be submitted at least 24 hours before the hearing.
The Court endorses the use of the Florida Handbook on Civil Discovery Practice:
Judge Fine uses the same Zoom information for all his virtual hearings.
Judge Fine's Virtual Courtroom
Meeting ID: 978 627 8502
+1 786 635 1003 US (Miami)