Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Words of Finality Required for Appellate Court to Have Jurisdiction (Again)

In Downrite Engineering Corporation v. Overland Carriers, Inc. (3D09-876) the Third DCA dismissed the appeal because the trial court had not yet entered judgment with the traditional words of finality. The court held: "the law is settled that an order which merely grants a motion for summary judgment and does not otherwise contain the traditional words of finality is not a final order subject to appellate review."


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