Jason H. Baruch

Jason H. Baruch

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Intervention Generally Not Permitted After Final Judgment

In this trust litigation case, the Attorney General of Delaware sought to intervene in a case involving a charitable trust providing for children with physical disabilities in the State of Delaware. In 2004, additional...more

8/8/2014 - Charitable Trusts Disability Minors

BP Oil Spill Litigation – Current Status of the Litigation

As many are aware, BP entered into a Settlement Agreement to compensate citizens of areas surrounding the Gulf of Mexico for losses arising from the epic oil spill in 2010. There has been substantial litigation and appellate...more

8/6/2014 - BP Energy Gulf Oil Spill Oil & Gas Settlement

What Are “Navigable Waters”?

According to this 11th Circuit case, “a waterway is navigable for admiralty jurisdiction purposes if, in its present state, it is capable of supporting commercial activity.”...more

7/24/2014 - Federal Admiralty Law Shipping

Error to Dismiss Case for Lack of Prosecution When Party Awaits Action on Notice of Trial

In this mortgage foreclosure case, the trial court dismissed the case because appellant failed to schedule the matter for non-jury trial, despite the fact that appellant had filed a notice of trial. ...more

7/14/2014 - Foreclosure Judicial Foreclosure Process Mortgages Notice Requirements

“Law of the Flag” Held Not to Apply to Action on Unenforceable Gambling Debt in Florida Bankruptcy Court

In this bankruptcy contract case, the debtor, a cruise vessel operating as a gambling casino, fronted $200,000 to a blackjack gambler who submitted checks for the cash but then stopped payment on the checks. The debtor sued...more

7/2/2014 - Casinos Commercial Bankruptcy Conflicts of Laws Cruise Ships Debtors Hospitality Industry Maritime Transport

The Carriage of Goods at Sea Act Requires that Suit Be Brought Within One Year of “Delivery”

In this case, the plaintiff entered into a contract of carriage wherein the defendant agreed to ship pears to a consignee in Brazil. A later inspection discovered that the pears froze during the voyage, causing the fruits to...more

6/30/2014 - Carriage Disputes Maritime Transport Shipping Statute of Limitations

No Claim for “Financial Unseaworthiness” When Passengers Never Board Vessel

This case arose in a bankruptcy proceeding. A creditor had pre-paid a substantial sum for cruises on a vessel. The vessel owner and operator filed bankruptcy before the cruises took place, and the creditor sought return of...more

6/25/2014 - Breach of Contract Commercial Bankruptcy Debtor-Creditor Vessels

Dismissal with Prejudice Not an Option for Failure to Serve Process Within 120 Days

In this breach of contract case, the trial court sua sponte dismissed a complaint “with prejudice” for failure to serve it within 120 days, after the court entered an order requiring service within 120 days. ...more

6/24/2014 - Dismissal With Prejudice Dismissals Service of Process

Is a Floating Casino Subject to Maritime Jurisdiction?

In some cases, yes. In this case, a paddlewheel vessel, the Belle of Orleans. served as a dockside casino on Lake Pontchartrain. It became unmoored during Hurricane Katrina, damaged nearby property, and was liable for...more

6/17/2014 - Casinos Jurisdiction Vessels

A Contract to Repair a Vessel Is a Maritime Contract, but a Contract to Sell a Vessel Is Not.

In this case, an insurance company sued Mercury Marine and First Choice Marine after a boat dropped off for repairs was stolen from First Choice’s premises. The insurance company brought a subrogation claim, standing in the...more

6/12/2014 - Breach of Contract Contract Formation Shipyard Industry Vessels

Cooper v. Meridian Yachts – Complex International Maritime Case

In this complex international admiralty case, a sea captain sustained an injury as a result of a defective food lift on a ship. The ship owner, manager, and employer brought third-party claims against the ship designer and...more

6/10/2014 - Federal Admiralty Law Settlement Third-Party

Breach of Confidentiality Clause Leads to Disgorgement of Settlement

In this employment termination case, plaintiff Snay (a school principal), and Defendant, Gulliver (the school), settled and agreed to keep the settlement confidential. Four days after the parties signed the settlement...more

4/14/2014 - Confidentiality Facebook Hiring & Firing Settlement Termination

Serving Privilege Log After Denial of Protective Order

In this insurance case, the trial court denied State Farm’s motion for protective order. On Appeal, State Farm argued that the trial court should have conducted an in-camera review or addressed the objections to the...more

2/26/2014 - Privilege Logs Protective Orders State Farm

No Discovery After Settlement

In this foreclosure case, certain borrower-defendants stipulated to a deficiency judgment, while one defendant did not. The non-settling defendant prevailed at trial on the basis that the lender lacked standing to pursue the...more

1/10/2014 - Discovery Settlement Standing

Person responding to subpoena entitled to costs of production

In this case, the trial court ordered a third party to produce documents that were alleged to be confidential, and denied the third party its costs in providing the production. ...more

12/4/2013 - Confidentiality Document Productions Legal Costs Subpoenas

Postage-Meter Mark May Rebut Date Listed in Certificate of Service

In this foreclosure case, the bank moved for reconsideration after trial. The certificate of service in the motion listed the last day (day 10) to serve the motion. The postage-meter, however, listed the following day (day...more

10/9/2013 - Banks Foreclosure Mortgages Service of Process

Loan Servicer May Verify Foreclosure Complaint

In this residential foreclosure case, the trial court dismissed an amended complaint whose verification was signed by a person on behalf of “Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. as contractual servicer for US Bank National Association.” ...more

9/11/2013 - Affidavits Banks Foreclosure Loans Mortgage Servicers Mortgages Verification Requirements Wells Fargo

Vexatious Litigant – Case Dismissed with Prejudice

In this tort case, the appellate court affirmed a dismissal order finding a pro se plaintiff to be a “vexatious litigant,” which according to Florida Statute § 68.093, includes a pro se litigant “who, in the immediately...more

7/24/2013 - Dismissal With Prejudice Frivolous Lawsuits Malicious Prosecution

Dismissal for Fraud on the Court Not Available to Resolve Jury Questions – Herman v. Silver

In this medical malpractice case, a husband sued after his wife died allegedly from kidney failure after the defendant doctor performed surgery. At the trial, the husband testified about various issues, including his wife’s...more

5/7/2013 - Document Productions Fraud Medical Malpractice Witness Statements

Order Restricting Informal Discovery Infringes on Litigant’s Right to Free Speech

In this medical business dispute between a buyer and sellers of surgical centers, the trial court entered an order precluding the sellers from communicating with any third party, including those in other countries, about the...more

4/1/2013 - Discovery First Amendment Free Speech

Court May Not Strike Plaintiff’s Voluntary Dismissal Unless Plaintiff Obtained Affirmative Relief – PINO V. THE BANK OF NEW YORK

In this contentious foreclosure case, the lender filed multiple complaints that allegedly attached an inauthentic mortgage and assignment. After receiving a sanctions motion by defense counsel, the lender dismissed the...more

2/13/2013 - Affirmative Relief Appeals Foreclosure Mortgages Motion To Strike Voluntary Dismissals

Vorbeck v. Betancourt – Dismissal of Pure Bill of Discovery

In this case, the plaintiffs filed a complaint for a “pure bill of discovery” to obtain information attempting to confirm plaintifffs’ suspicions that a 50% owner of the subject company had misappropriated corporate assets...more

1/11/2013 - Adequate Remedy at Law Corporate Records Discovery Misappropriation

Rescission of Settlement Agreement for Discovery Misconduct – Garvin v. Tidwell

In this case, the plaintiff was injured when she fell off of a horse, named “Buster,” who had behaved obstreperously while plaintiff tried to ride him. Defendant claimed that Buster never exhibited any dangerous behavior. ...more

11/13/2012

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