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Jurisdiction - Medical Malpractice

There is a very difficult question as to whether or not Florida courts have jurisdiction over certain cruise ship doctors.  Each case depends upon its own facts.  A good review of this particular law is set forth in Taylor v. Gutierrez, 38 Fla. L. Weekly D2557 (3rd DCA, December 4, 2013).  Suing a cruise ship doctor within the state of Florida may not always be possible.

Jurisdiction on Dependent Children

With regard to dependent children, the Fourth District held that a Florida court is able to rule and determine on whether or not a Florida court or a court in another state is proper to have jurisdiction and make factual determinations. K.l. v. Department of Children and Families, 36 Fla. L. Weekly D2188.