The Florida Rules of Civil Procedure on a given subject are intended to be an “integrated whole in which all provisions relating thereto are to be construed in light of each other. As in statutory construction, the rules must be read as a cohesive whole, and a rule should not be construed in such a way as to render another rule meaningless. In addition, a more specific statutory provision governs over a more general provision.”

See, CPI Mfg. Co., Inc. v. Industrias St. Jack’s, S.A. De C.V.  870 So. 2d 89, 92-93 (Fla. 3d DCA 2003).


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