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Tort Law Appellate Court Opinions

by Agati, Taryn


AC45862 - DeCicco v. Dynata, LLC ("The plaintiffs, Attorney Joseph DeCicco, administrator of the estates of twenty-nine Philippine citizens, Jehmar Bongcayao, Mostes B. Castillo, Sylvester B. Celades, Guidhavio C. Garzon, Jexter D. Generales, and Cecilline Sismar, appeal from the judgment of the trial court granting the motion of the defendants, Dynata, LLC (Dynata), Christopher Mark Fanning, and David Ian Weatherseed, to dismiss the plaintiffs' complaint on the ground of forum non conveniens. On appeal, the plaintiffs claim that the court (1) applied the wrong test to determine whether the Philippines was an adequate alternative forum, and (2) improperly dismissed this case on the ground of forum non conveniens. We disagree and, accordingly, affirm the judgment of the court.")

AC46249 - Fountain of Youth Church, Inc. v. Fountain ("This appeal arises from an action commenced by Fountain of Youth Church, Inc. (Church), against the defendants, Franklin L. Fountain (Fountain) and Fountain of Youth Cathedral, Inc. (Cathedral), asserting claims of fraud, constructive trust, conversion, and statutory theft. The trial court granted the defendants' motion to dismiss, concluding that the Church lacked standing because it failed to demonstrate that it was acting pursuant to a valid authorization when it initiated the present action against the defendants. On appeal, the Church claims that the court improperly concluded that it was not authorized to initiate the present action. We disagree and affirm the judgment of the trial court.")