Disgest for February 18, 2011

Sunseeker International Ltd v. Devers, 50 So.3d 715 (Fla. App. 4th Dist. Dec. 15, 2010).  English boat manufacturer sought review of denial of its motion to quash service of Florida complaint based on failure to comply with Hague Convention and Florida statute regarding service of foreign corporation.  The company had at one time been registered to do business in Florida, but had since withdrawn its registration.  The Appeals Court, applying the Florida statute, found that the plaintiff did not meet its burdens of pleading and proof  that the entity served (a mere distributor) was a business agent of the manufacturer.

About Ted Folkman

Ted Folkman is a shareholder with Murphy & King, a Boston law firm, where he has a complex business litigation practice. He is the author of International Judicial Assistance (MCLE 2012), a nuts-and-bolts guide to international judicial assistance issues, and of the chapter on service of process in the ABA's forthcoming treatise on International Aspects of US Litigation, and he is the publisher of Letters Blogatory, the Web's first blog devoted to international judicial assistance, which the ABA recognized as one of the best 100 legal blogs in 2012, 2014, and 2015.

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