1 – Elements and Case Citations
To sustain a Motion for Summary Judgment under the revised Rule 1.510 effective as of May 1, 2021, the moving party must meet the federal summary judgment standard demonstrating, “there is no genuine dispute as to any material fact and the movant is entitled to judgment as a matter of law.” Rule 1.510(a), Fla. R. Civ. P. The Florida Supreme Court stated that the Florida summary judgment standard “shall be construed and applied in accordance with the federal summary judgment standard articulated in Celotex Corp. v. Catrett, 477 U.S. 317, 106 S.Ct. 2548, 91 L.Ed.2d 265 (1986); Anderson v. Liberty Lobby, Inc., 477 U.S. 242, 106 S.Ct. 2505, 91 L.Ed.2d 202 (1986); and Matsushita Elec. Indus. Co. v. Zenith Radio Corp., 475 U.S. 574, 106 S.Ct. 1348, 89 L.Ed.2d 538 (1986).” In re Amendments to Fla. Rule of Civil Procedure 1.510, 309 So. 3d 192, 196 (Fla. 2020).
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