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Can You Sue the South Florida Fair in West Palm Beach?

According to a recent appellate court opinion, a person can sue the South Florida Fair for personal injuries, but only up to the sovereign immunity limit. In South Florida Fair and Palm Beach County Expositions, Inc. v. Widley Joseph, the appellant (Joseph) was seriously injured at the fair and sued …

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Two Slip-And-Fall Cases from Third DCA Give Instruction on “Transitory Substance” Litigation Strategy Under Florida Statute 768.0755

Two decisions regarding slip-and-fall litigation from Florida’s Third DCA (Miami) provide some instruction on how to litigate “transitory substance” cases under Florida Statute 768.0755, particularly “constructive notice” cases.  In both instances, summary judgment was upheld which is unusual in negligence cases.  The decisions provide insight into maintenance contracts, stacking inferences, …

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Sending E-Mails To, Sharing Files With Tourist Does Not Create Florida Jurisdiction

Business travelers and vacationers typically send work-related emails while on the road.  It also is not unusual to share files (or access to files) while traveling.  But can that lead to jurisdiction over you in a wayward state? According to Swanky Apps LLC v. Daren Horning and Roony Invest & …