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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, …

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 …

Associates’ Corner: Opposing the Transfer of a Case to the Complex Business Litigation Section – Can You Stop It?

By January 28, 2013

By Meredith A. Nelson Rule 1.201 of the Florida Rules of Civil Procedure governs the types of cases that qualify as “Complex Litigation” for the purpose of being transferred to a Complex Business Litigation division section (“CBL”).  While parties may agree, by stipulation, to transfer a case into the CBL, …