40 Fla. L. Weekly D1388a
A lower court’s decision to permit or deny amendment to pleadings will not be disturbed on appeal in the absence of an abuse of discretion. However, all doubts should be resolved in favor of allowing amendments so that cases may be resolved on their merits. Thus, as a general rule, refusal to allow amendment constitutes an abuse of discretion unless it clearly appears that allowing the amendment would prejudice the opposing party, the privilege to amend has been abused, or amendment would be futile.
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