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 Amended Complaint


 Eleventh Circuit Court,  Florida
 Miami   Dade   County

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Without Leave of Court

A party may amend a complaint once as a matter of course at any time before the answer more...    .

With Leave of Court

After a responsive pleading has been filed, a party may amend the complaint once by leave of court more...

 Pleading Rules

Form of Amended Pleading

It is customary to amend a pleading by filing a new document designated as an amended pleading, for more...

Fact Pleading, Jurisdiction, and Relief

An amended complaint shall set forth a short and plain statement of the grounds upon which the court's more...

The Florida Supreme Court has set forth the essential elements to the most common causes of action in more...

Verify Complaint of Mortgage Foreclosure

When filing an action for foreclosure of a mortgage on residential real property the complaint shall be verified. more...

Under penalty of perjury, I declare that I have read the foregoing, and the facts alleged therein are more...

Common Counts

Floridacase law holds that common counts can be used when relief is warranted upon an implied promise ( more...

Numbering and Identification

All averments in a complaint or an amended complaint must be made in consecutively numbered paragraphs. more...

As far as practicable, each paragraph shall be limited to a statement of a single set of circumstances. more...

According to case law and common practice, each subsequent count should not refer to or incorporate by reference more...

Exhibits May Be Incorporated By Reference

Exhibits may be attached and incorporated by reference. Exhibits become part of the complaint. An action for the enforcement of an instrument must have the instrument attached. more...

Demand For Judgment

A complaint must include a demand for judgment. The amount of money sought to be recovered must meet or exceed the jurisdictional limits of the court more...

Punitive Damages

A claimant may not make a claim for punitive damages in the initial complaint.Punitive damages are only allowed after a "reasonable showing by evidence in the record or proffered by the more...

Special Damages

Special damages, such as interest under a contract, are pled separately and must be pled with specificity. more...

Attorneys' Fees

Claims for attorneys' fees must be pled separately and only if provided for by law, statute, or the more...


Verified complaints are required for certain causes of action.It is good practice for the attorney to have the complaint verified in order to insulate the attorney more...

 Form & Format of Papers

Caption Page

Every pleading, motion, order, judgment, or other paper shall have a caption containing the name of the court, more...

The name of the parties appears below the title of the court, in the space to the left more...

Names of Parties

The caption of a complaint must contain the full names of all parties on the left of the more...

Designation of the party's status as "an individual" or "a corporation" is usually included. more...

Unknown parties may be proceeded against according to the service of process by publication rules. . more...

Uniform Case Numbers

Effective January 1, 2003, most Offices started using the Florida Supreme Court's mandated Uniform Case Number.This is a number that is twenty characters in length, with the first fourteen characters being formatted uniformly more...

Example: UCN: 522003CA000001. more...

In practice, the complaint and all subsequent pleadings will typically contain the case number in both the local more...



Every pleading, motion, or other paper filed must be signed by an attorney who is a member of more...

Signature Constitutes Certification

The signature shall constitute a certificate by the attorney that the attorney has read the paper; that to more...

Unrepresented Parties

"A party who is not represented by an attorney shall sign any pleading or other paper and state more...

Additional Requirements

Eleventh Circuit Court procedural guide: GENERALLY APPLICABLE RULES AND FORMATTING REQUIREMENTS. more...

 Additional Documents

 Filing & Service


Eleventh Circuit procedural guide: FILING DOCUMENTS. more...

Service Where Amended Pleading Asserts New or Additional Claims

Eleventh Circuit procedural guide: COMPLAINT and SERVICE OF PROCESS. more...

Service Where No New Claims Asserted

Electronic filing is mandatory pursuant to . Effective April 1, 2013.

Every pleading subsequent to the initial pleading and every other document filed in the action must be served more...

More information can be found on the court's website: .



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