PERSONAL JURISDICTION

Jetbroadband W.V., LLC v. Mastec North America, Inc., ___ So. 2d ___, 34 Fla. L Weekly D1170 (Fla. 3d DCA 6/10/09)

Under Sections 685.101 and 685.102, Florida Statutes, “if certain requirements are met, parties may, by contract alone, confer personal jurisdiction on the courts of Florida.  To satisfy the statutory requirements, the contract, agreement, or undertaking must (1) include … Click To Read Full Case Law Review...

SLIP AND FALL, SUMMARY JUDGMENT, WAIVER, PRESERVATION

Lomack v. Mowrey, ___ So. 2d ___, 34 Fla. L. Weekly D1150 (Fla. 1st DCA 6/9/09)

The trial court erred in granting summary judgment against a plaintiff who tripped and fell over exposed computer cables while cleaning the defendants’ law office.  Even if the defendants did not have a duty to warn because the danger was open and … Click To Read Full Case Law Review...

EX PARTE COMMUNICATIONS WITH TREATING PHYSICIANS

Dannemann v. Shands Teaching Hospital and Clinics, Inc., ___ So. 2d ___, 34 Fla. L. Weekly D945 (Fla. 1st DCA 5/11/09)

The plaintiff sued Shands Teaching Hospitals and Clinics for the wrongful death of her husband and scheduled the depositions of two physicians employed by the University of Florida Board of Trustees.  The physicians to be deposed and their … Click To Read Full Case Law Review...

PERSONAL JURISDICTION

Labry v. Whitney National Bank, AB9G,LLC, ___ So. 2d ___, 34 Fla. L. Weekly D885 (Fla. 1st DCA 5/4/09)

Guaranteeing a mortgage on property located in Florida did not create sufficient minimum contacts under the due process clause of the United States Constitution to support the exercise of personal jurisdiction over non-resident guarantors regardless whether they submitted financial statements … Click To Read Full Case Law Review...