Florida Court Dismisses Claims Against Georgia Accounting Firm
William Newcomb prevailed on a motion to dismiss claims filed by the former superintendent of a Georgia county school system. The superintendent claimed that the accounting firm defamed and otherwise tortiously damaged him in a report the firm issued after auditing the school system. William moved to dismiss on forum non conveniens grounds. The Florida doctrine of forum non conveniens provides that a trial court may dismiss a case if it would be more appropriately brought in a different venue. In granting the motion from the bench, the judge ruled that while the burden on the defendant of obtaining a dismiss for forum non conveniens was high, it was clear that case had no connection with the State of Florida.
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