If yours is a business entity based outside Florida and you find yourself facing litigation in the Sunshine State, it is important to have a skilled Florida commercial litigation attorney on your side. Whether you are seeking to get the cased dismissed due to a lack of jurisdiction or whether you are litigating here, you need experienced legal counsel who knows how to achieve the success you need.
When it comes to a business entity’s assertions of a lack of personal jurisdiction, the standard in Florida has evolved in recent years. A recent case from Palm Beach County highlights that change and what it means for out-of-state businesses or those seeking to sue out-of-state businesses in Florida.
The underlying case was a tortious interference action that related to a contract for the financing of a dolphin park. The investment bank that closed the deal for financing, and that was accused of engaging in the tortious conduct, maintained a small presence in an office tower in Palm Beach Gardens, but the bank maintained its primary headquarters in Southern California.