Category Archives: Civil Theft
FLORIDA CIVIL THEFT CLAIMS IN A CONTRACTUAL RELATIONSHIP
Civil theft, as defined in Fla. Stat. § 772.11, can be alleged by businesses and individuals in order to provide a civil remedy for a theft claim. This tort action is separate from a conversion action. A civil theft claim is more difficult to prove because a party must show that there is felonious… Read More »
Are Florida Civil Theft Claims and Claims for Breach of Contract Mutually Exclusive?
In Florida, it is permissible to allege the crime of “Theft” as a private, civil action. Fla. Stat. § 812.014 provides for the crime and states: A person commits theft if he or she knowingly obtains or uses, or endeavors to obtain or to use, the property of another with intent to, either temporarily… Read More »
CIVIL THEFT IN FLORIDA – AN EFFECTIVE TOOL TO RETAIN POSSESSION OR SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASE YOUR DAMAGES CLAIM
Imagine for a moment that you inherit a beautiful custom-made motorcycle from a relative. You are thinking how great it is that you have inherited this vehicle and love to show it to family, friends, and neighbors. You are also thinking to yourself how cool it is that you don’t have to spend your… Read More »