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What does "Order Adopting Report & Recommendations" mean?

Cape Coral, FL |
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Assuming that you had a hearing before a General Magistrate, the next step after you and the other party have had a chance to review the Report would be for a Circuit Judge to sign the Order Adopting Report & Recommendations. At that point, the case would be complete.

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It means that you had a hearing before a Magistrate who drafted a decision called a Report and Recommendation. In order for the Magistrate's decision to become binding, the Judge has to file an Order Adopting the Magistrate's Report and Recommendation.

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When a Trial or hearing is front of a General Magistrate, and the Magistrate makes a finding of facts and recommendation as to the Final Order. The magistrate then prepares a "report and recommendation" for the Judge to sign as an Order adopting the "report and recommendation" of the Magistrate and then the "report and recommendation" becomes a Court Order just as if the Judge had heard the case.