Fla. Justices Rule On Limits For Defendant Status Changes

Law360, Miami (February 28, 2014, 4:18 PM EST) -- Florida's highest court on Thursday cleared up a conflict on the “relate-back doctrine,” ruling that an amended complaint naming a third-party defendant as a party defendant relates back to the filing of the third-party complaint for statute of limitation purposes.

The issue stemmed from a dispute over a faulty heat, ventilation and air conditioning system in an ambulatory surgical center owned by Caduceus Properties LLC. The First District Court of Appeal, in a split decision, had said the statute of limitations barred Caduceus' amended complaint naming...
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