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  • County Court jurisdictional limit set to increase from $15,000 to $30,000 for cases filed on or after January 1, 2020
    County Court jurisdictional limit set to increase from $15,000 to $30,000 for cases filed on or after January 1, 2020

    Chapter 2019-58, Laws of Florida, increased the maximum dollar amount in controversy of cases under the jurisdiction ...

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  • Florida Fourth DCA rules that trial court erred in denying defendant corporation’s motion to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction and remands for determination whether defendant’s Florida contacts are so continuous and systematic as to render it “at home” in Florida
    Florida Fourth DCA rules that trial court erred in denying defendant corporation’s motion to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction and remands for determination whether defendant’s Florida contacts are so continuous and systematic as to render it “at home” in Florida

    On August 28, 2019, in Imperial Capital, LLC v. Tradewinds, Ltd., No. 4D18-3709, the Florida Fourth DCA reversed a trial court’s denial of the defendant corporation’s motion to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction in a case involving alleged tortious interference with a business contract ...

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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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