Fourth District Court of Appeal

A corporation is a legal entity separate and distinct from its shareholders.  The corporate form generally shields shareholders from personal liability for the corporation’s debts.

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However, shareholders cannot incorporate to limit their liability, and then use the corporate form to cover their fraud.  Under such circumstances, a party may seek

Hocus pocusEarlier this month, Florida’s Fourth District Court of Appeal released its opinion in the matter of Zelman v. Zelman, Case No. 4D14-1858 (4th DCA September 2, 2015).  This opinion is noteworthy because it holds that family members have the right to participate fully in guardianship proceedings, even if they are not the petitioner.  This

Introduction

A motion for summary judgment is a procedural tool that allows a party to dispose of claims, defenses or even an entire case without the need for a full trial. As courts often explain, “[s]ummary judgment is proper if there is no genuine issue of material fact and if the moving party is entitled

Imagine this scenario: You represent a plaintiff in an auto accident case against the owner of the other vehicle in the accident and the driver of that vehicle.  You serve a proposal for settlement on the owner of the vehicle offering to voluntarily dismiss the case and provide a full release of liability in favor

Florida Rule of Civil Procedure 1.200(a) describes the timing and manner in which the court and parties to a civil action may convene a case management conference.  The rule provides in relevant part that “[a]t any time after responsive pleadings or motions are due, the court may order, or a party, by serving a notice