February 22, 2024

Why Fla. High Court Adopting Apex Doctrine Is Monumental

Laura B. Renstrom

Litigation attorney Laura Renstrom authored a Law360 article about the monumental adoption of the apex doctrine in Florida state courts. The article explains that the Florida Supreme Court codified the apex doctrine in 2021, formalizing special protections for high-ranking corporate officers from potentially harassing depositions. Ms. Renstrom analyzes recent case law interpreting the new rule, including cases dismissing bare bones apex affidavits and finding denial of apex protective orders may warrant appeals. She concludes that companies should be aware of the doctrine’s requirements so they can determine whether to challenge requests to depose top officials in litigation.

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