Litigation

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Florida Supreme Court considers: Bar fight + tomahawk bludgeon = big judgment against third party

The Florida Supreme Court overturned a Third District Court of Appeals decision on Thursday, reinstating a man’s big judgment.  I don’t normally blog about negligence cases, but this one, which…

corporations cannot represent themselves
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Corporations Cannot Represent Themselves in Small Claims Post-Collection Proceedings, Court Says

It is established law that a business entity (Corporation or LLC) cannot represent itself, pro se, in court proceedings but rather must appear through an attorney.  The purpose for this…

Out-of-state blogger defaming a Florida resident
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Yes, a Florida resident can sue an out-of-state blogger in Florida.

After out-of-state blogger Tabatha Marshall allegedly published a blog accusing website operator Internet Solutions Corp (“ISC”) of “on-going criminal activity, specifically ‘phishing’ and consumer fraud,” ISC sued Ms. Marshall for…