Saying “additional refinements” are needed, the Florida Supreme Court has declined to adopt a sweeping proposal by a Judicial Management Council workgroup that is designed to streamline Florida’s civil litigation system.

“Instead, the Court will make a series of phased referrals for the refinement and study of the Workgroup’s proposals, beginning with the attached referrals to the Civil Procedure Rules Committee, the Rules of General Practice and Judicial Administration Committee, the Florida Courts Technology Commission, and the Trial Court Budget Commission,” the justices wrote.

Chief Justice Carlos Muñiz was joined in the order by Justices Charles Canady, Ricky Polston, Jorge Labarga, John Couriel, and Jamie Grosshans. Justice Renatha Francis, the newest court member, did not participate.