CIVIL PROCEDURE: SUMMARY JUDGMENT: STANDING: A DEFENDANT HAS STANDING TO OPPOSE A CO-DEFENDANT’S MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT

Dickey v. Kitroser, ___ So. 3d ___, 36 Fla. L. Weekly D307 (Fla. 4th DCA 2/9/11)

Defendant A moved for summary judgment, and the plaintiff did not oppose the motion. Defendants B and C sought to oppose the motion, but the trial court precluded them from doing so on the ground that they lacked standing because they had not … Click To Read Full Case Law Review...

Legal Malpractice: Standing, Privity; Pleading: Separation of Distinct Claims Into Separate Counts, Short and Plain Statement of Ultimate Facts, Stream of Consciousness Pleading, Lack of Minimal Organization and Coherence, Conclusory Allegations, Inconsistency Between Complaint and Exhibit; Amendment: Plaintiff Should be Given At Least One Chance To Amend To State A Cause of Action

K.R. Exchange Services, Inc. v. Fuerst, Humphrey, Ittleman, PL, ___ So. 3d ___, 35 Fla. L. Weekly D2317 (Fla. 3d DCA 10/20/10)

A Florida limited liability company served as a consultant for an Israeli corporation.  The Israeli corporation would pay commissions to the Florida company in return for the right to deposit the Israeli corporation’s checks into the Florida … Click To Read Full Case Law Review...