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The Florida Supreme Court defines Complex Litigation as a lawsuit involving complicated legal or case management issues that may require extensive judicial management to expedite the lawsuit, keep costs reasonable, or promote judicial efficiency.
In other words, Complex Litigation refers to any case in which certain factors exist that necessitate a longer time period and/or more costs than a normal case. Once a case is designated as complex by the trial court, a different set of legal procedures applies. These cases often involve novel legal issues, numerous parties, related lawsuits in other jurisdictions, large numbers of witnesses and substantial amounts of documentary evidence.
Mass Tort Litigation and Multi-District Litigation require an organized legal team working with a large group of support staff, and often co-counsel, to effectively prosecute or defend a party’s interest. Wilbur Smith attorneys and staff have significant experience in handling complex cases and have developed a system for ensuring that each one receives the attention it deserves.