Civil Procedure Keyed to Yeazell
Gibbons v. Brown
Plaintiff was driving with Defendant and Mr. Brown, in Montreal, Canada in 1994. Plaintiff allegedly gave faulty directions to Mr. Brown, who was driving, resulting in him driving down a one-way street into a head-on collision that injured both passengers. In 1995, Plaintiff, a Texas resident, sued Mr. Brown in Florida. Two years later, Defendant brought this Florida action against Plaintiff to recover for her injuries. In her complaint, Defendant alleged that she is a resident of Florida and that Plaintiff subjected herself to personal jurisdiction of the Florida court by virtue of having brought the prior lawsuit. Plaintiff filed a motion to dismiss, claiming that the provisions of Mrs. Brown’s complaint were inadequate to satisfy the Florida long-arm statute.
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