Motion to Intervene In Post Judgment Proceedings In Florida

Intervention Florida rules of civil procedure: Intervention is permitted for a party claiming an interest in "pending litigation," and, thus, the right to intervene is limited after a final decree has been entered. Generally, "it is too late to apply for intervention after final decree has been entered." Wags Transp. Sys., Inc. v. City of Miami Beach, 88 So. 2d 751, 752 (Fla. 1956); In the Interest of M.L.M., 528 So. 2d 54 (Fla. 1st DCA 1988); De Anza Corp. v. Hollywood Estates Homeowners Ass'n, 443 So. 2d 462 (Fla. 4th DCA 1984). Cf. Provident Life and Accident Ins. Co. v. Prichard, 636 So. 2d 731 (Fla. 4th DCA 1993) (we addressed the harsh rule against post-judgment intervention when the post-judgment efforts of the plaintiff and defendant to delete an award threaten a third party's interest).