Herranz v. Siam

2 So. 3d 1105 (2009)

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Herranz v. Siam

Florida District Court of Appeal
2 So. 3d 1105 (2009)

Facts

Christian Herranz (plaintiff) filed an action against Roberto Siam (defendant). Siam moved to strike Herranz’s complaint, alleging that Herranz’s complaint was a sham pleading. The trial court scheduled an evidentiary hearing on Siam’s motion-to-strike on April 17, 2008. However, Herranz only received notice that a hearing would be held on April 17, not that it would be an evidentiary hearing. Following the April 17 evidentiary hearing, the trial court dismissed Herranz’s complaint, holding that it was a sham pleading. Herranz appealed, arguing that the dismissal order must be reversed because he never received notice that the April 17 hearing would be an evidentiary hearing and, therefore, his due-process rights were violated.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Lagoa, J.)

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