Amendment To Proposals for Settlement – Florida Rule of Civil Procedure 1.442

Effective January 1, 2011, Florida Rule of Civil Procedure 1.442 which deals with proposals for settlement will be amended by adding subsection (c)(4) which provides “[n]otwithstanding subdivision (c)(3), when a party is alleged to be solely vicariously, constructively, derivatively, or technically liable, whether by operation of law or by contract, a joint proposal made by or served on such a party need not state the apportionment or contribution as to that party. Acceptance by any party shall be without prejudice to rights of contribution or indemnity.”

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