2004 Edition of The Florida Litigation Guide Available for FREE at http://www.FLALITGUIDE.COM

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The Florida Litigation Guide lists the elements of popular common-law causes of action, and the most recent state and federal court cases that cite the elements of each action. On the page opposing the listing of each action’s elements and case citations, the Guide provides both defenses to each cause of action. The Guide is an invaluable tool for anyone involved in Florida law.

Wites, Kapetan & Friedland,P.A., and Marc A. Wites, Esq., have just released the 2004 edition of the Florida Litigation Guide. This widely used resource is now available for free at http://www.flalitguide.com. The Guide lists the elements of popular common-law causes of action, and the most recent state and federal court cases that cite the elements of each action.

On the page opposing the listing of each action’s elements and case citations, the Guide provides both defenses to each cause of action.

The Guide, which will easily fit in your briefcase or desk drawer, is an invaluable tool for litigation and transactional attorneys, as well as non-lawyers involved in Florida legal issues.

No longer need young lawyers feel frustrated when a senior partner requested to “quickly” find the most recent Florida Supreme Court case citing the elements required to obtain a temporary injunction for a partner’s emergency motion. Experienced lawyers will also benefit from the ease at which they will locate information used in daily practice. From drafting complaints and answers, to motion practice, jury instructions and appeals, the Guide will be your starting and end-point for the research needed to build the cornerstones of your cases.

The author, Marc A. Wites, is often asked how he thought of the idea for The Florida Litigation Guide. The answer likely conjures up memories – good and bad - for all lawyers of the trials and tribulations of life as a first-year associate. During his first year of practice, senior lawyers in the firm routinely asked Marc to find a case citation for the most recent case in a particular state or federal district citing the elements of a certain cause of action. The senior lawyers needed the citations for a variety of reasons, ranging from the drafting of complaints and summary judgment motions to appellate briefs. It was from my hysteria in satisfying these requests - which often hit Marc's desk an hour before the service deadline - that the idea for The Florida Litigation Guide was born.

The contents of The Florida Litigation Guide originally appeared in “The Florida Civil Litigation Handbook: Actions, Defenses, Evidence and Rules”, which was published annually by Matthew Bender & Company from 1997 through 2000. Litigation Guide Publishing, Inc. has published the Guide annually since 2001.

For more information on The Florida Litigation Guide, visit http://www.flalitguide.com, e-mail Marc A. Wites at mwites@wklawyers.com or call Marc A. Wites at 954-570-8989.

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