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  • Florida First DCA rules that corporate shield doctrine bars personal jurisdiction over nonresident corporate officer named as defendant with corporate employer in wrongful death case
    Florida First DCA rules that corporate shield doctrine bars personal jurisdiction over nonresident corporate officer named as defendant with corporate employer in wrongful death case

    On December 28, 2018, in LaFreniere v. Craig-Myers, No. 1D18-1918, the Florida First DCA reversed a trial court’s denial of a defendant’s motion to dismiss in a wrongful death case for lack of ...

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  • Florida Third DCA rules that foreign persons were not subject to service of process individually when compelled to attend U.S. deposition on behalf of defendant corporations
    Florida Third DCA rules that foreign persons were not subject to service of process individually when compelled to attend U.S. deposition on behalf of defendant corporations

    On January 3, 2018, in Queiroz v. Bentley Bay Retail , No. 3D17-1604, the Florida Third DCA reversed a trial court’s order denying Brazilian defendants’ motion to quash the service of process made ...

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  • Eleventh Circuit rules that district court lacked jurisdiction under Alien Tort Statute over lawsuit against Chilean army officer for torture occurring in Chile
    Eleventh Circuit rules that district court lacked jurisdiction under Alien Tort Statute over lawsuit against Chilean army officer for torture occurring in Chile

    On January 3, 2018, in Jara v. Nunez , No. 16-15179, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a district court’s dismissal of a plaintiff’s claims which asserted U.S. district court jurisdiction ...

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  • Florida Third DCA rules that federal admiralty jurisdiction applies to tort case for injury sustained by passenger riding on an escalator to embark on cruise
    Florida Third DCA rules that federal admiralty jurisdiction applies to tort case for injury sustained by passenger riding on an escalator to embark on cruise

    On January 3, 2018, in Carnival Corporation v. Garcia , No. 3D17-0445, the Florida Third DCA reversed a trial court’s denial of a defendant cruise line’s motion to dismiss a negligence complaint ...

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