Florida's Natural Heads For Trial In Legal Malpractice Suit

Law360, Miami (March 17, 2014, 8:54 PM EDT) -- Citrus growing cooperative Florida's Natural Growers and its former counsel in Puerto Rico are headed to trial after a federal judge ruled Friday that the attorneys had negligently sent a memo that gave Florida Natural the impression it could terminate a contract with a distributor at will.

In a ruling on competing summary judgment motions, U.S. Magistrate Judge Silvia Carreno-Coll said Ferraiuoli Torres Marchand & Rovira PSC, now known as Ferraiuoli LLC, negligently suggested in a November 2009 memorandum that Florida Natural's deal with Puerto Rican...
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