TORTS: WRONGFUL DEATH: MOTOR VEHICLE NEGLIGENCE: RENTAL VEHICLES: RENTAL CAR COMPANY DID NOT HAVE A DUTY TO DISCOVER THAT RENTER HAD A SUSPENDED DRIVER’S LICENSE: DRIVING WITH SUSPENDED LICENSE WAS NOT PROXIMATE CAUSE OF ACCIDENT; CIVIL PROCEDURE: TRIAL COURT DID NOT ERR BY FAILING TO VACATE DISMISSAL WITH PREJUDICE OF SECOND AMENDED COMPLAINT BECAUSE PROPOSED THIRD AMENDED COMPLAINT FAILED TO STATE A CAUSE OF ACTION

Rivers v. The Hertz Corporation, ___ So. 3d ___, 38 Fla. L. Weekly D1653 (Fla. 3d DCA July 31, 2013)

The decedent was a passenger in a rented motor vehicle.  His personal representative brought a wrongful death action against the rental car company because the driver had a suspended license.  The trial court entered summary judgment for the rental car … Click To Read Full Case Law Review...