The Florida Courts E-Filing Authority Board of Directors met August 26 to discuss settlement negotiations regarding an order granting injunctive relief in a federal lawsuit involving timely access to electronic court filings.

In federal Case No. 4:22cv106-MW/MAF, the court required the Florida Courts E-Filing Authority to implement a solution requiring all Portal users to designate whether case-initiating documents contain confidential information when filing circuit civil, county civil, and small claims cases.

Chair Karen Rushing, the Sarasota County clerk, opened the meeting and immediately called the E-Filing Authority board into an executive session to discuss the settlement. Upon adjournment, the board announced the unanimous approval of the settlement agreement.