On September 21, 2021, WLF joined a coalition of other civil-justice and public-policy groups in supporting the Florida Supreme Court’s recent decision to codify the “apex doctrine,” which protects corporate officers from abusive discovery. While the doctrine was previously limited to high-ranking government officials, Rule 1.280 extends the same protections to corporate officers, including former officers. The new rule prevents unjustified depositions of government and corporate officers for no legitimate reason.


WLF comment