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Associate’s Corner: Florida’s Appellate Courts Split on the Scope of FDUTPA—Will More Foreign Consumers Gain Protection from Fraudulent and Deceptive Trade Practices?

By May 13, 2013

By: Jorge Delgado The Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act, popularly known as FDUTPA, was designed to protect consumers from fraudulent and deceptive trade practices.  In a typical scenario, a Florida consumer would sue a company that transacts business in Florida over activities that occurred entirely in Florida. However, …

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Associates’ Corner: In the Third District A Voluntary Dismissal Without Prejudice Does Not Automatically Make the Defendant a Prevailing Party—The Outlier

By March 28, 2013

By Jeffrey M. Berman Recently, I dealt with an interesting issue regarding a defendant’s request for prevailing party costs under Fla. R. Civ. P. 1.420 following a voluntary dismissal without prejudice.  The issue was whether the plaintiff’s voluntary dismissal without prejudice operated as an adjudication on the merits such that …

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