Highland Stucco and Lime Products, Inc. v. Silverio Onorato et al.
43 Fla. L. Weekly D2579a (Fla. 3d DCA, November 21, 2018).
The defendant Highland Stucco and Lime Products, Inc. (“Highland”) appealed an order denying its motion to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction. On review, the Third District Court of Appeals reversed the order because the plaintiffs, Silverio Onorato (“Onorato”) and Faye Onorato (collectively, “the plaintiffs”) failed to satisfy the “minimum contacts” federal constitutional due process requirement.  The opinion provides an opportunity to review and discuss the procedural requirements that must be met by a plaintiff in Florida seeking to satisfy personal jurisdiction over a defendant.