The Florida Supreme Court is asking the Civil Procedure Rules Committee and Bar members for comments on proposed rule amendments making it easier to reach settlements with multiple parties on one or both sides of civil lawsuits.

The court, on its own order, September 10 ordered an official notice published with proposed amendments to Civil Procedure Rule 1.442.

“The Court invites the Civil Procedure Rules Committee and all interested persons to comment on the amendments under consideration…,” the notice said. “All comments must be filed with the Court on or before November 1, 2021, as well as a separate request for oral argument if the person filing the comment wishes to participate in oral argument, which may be scheduled in this case.”