Emails Confer Long Arm Jurisdiction for Litigation

Regardless of whether the sender intended to target Florida residents, an email sent to a group, some of whose members are residents of Florida, confers long arm jurisdiction under Fla. Stat. § 48.193 (1)(b). In turn, a Florida resident can file a lawsuit against the sender of the e-mail in Florida. Price v. Kronenberger, — So.3d —-, 2009 WL 5150236 (Fla. 5th DCA 2009).

Florida’s Long Arm Statute Extends

In the case of Singer v. Unibilt Development Co., — So.3d —-, 2010 WL 3056030 (Fla.5th DCA 2010), the Court held continuous and systematic contact with Florida is required but. . . such contact does not have to occur contemporaneously with the filing of the lawsuit. For businesses who no longer, but once did, business in the State of Florida, being hauled into Florida’s courts is a possibility.  Read the case here.