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Personal Jurisdiction over an employee does not exist for acts committed on behalf of his employer—unless done in his individual capacity.

Submitted by Anthony Stella & Carri Leininger on 13 Nov, 2023

To have jurisdiction over a defendant, a trial court must have personal jurisdiction over said defendant—whether it be specific jurisdiction or general jurisdiction.  However, the “corporate shield” doctrine protects an employee from being hauled into court when he commits acts in Florida on behalf of his employer—unless such…

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