Third 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

arbitrationIt is no secret that arbitration has become a common alternative to traditional courtroom litigation.  Arbitration clauses are widely employed in domestic and international commercial contracts.  With the advent of the global economy, contracting parties from different countries often rely on arbitration clauses to select a neutral forum and venue for resolving contract disputes.  And,

The Third District Court of Appeal recently issued an opinion addressing the test for whether a party may receive relief from a default judgment.  See Airport Centre, Inc., v. Jorge Ugarte, et al., No. 3D11-2997 (Fla. 2nd DCA July 11, 2012)(the “Opinion”).  In order for the court to grant a motion to set