Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Claude H. Tison, Jr., of The Swope Law Group, Tampa, for Appellants.
Thea G. Clark and Christopher C. Sabella, Tampa, for Appellee.
District Court of Appeal of Florida, Second District.
Wilma Jacob and her husband Manuel Jacob appeal the trial court order that dismissed, with prejudice, their personal injury action against Cal Henderson, as sheriff of Hillsborough County. The trial court ruled that sworn deposition testimony of Mrs. Jacob, when compared to a surveillance video, constituted fraud on the court justifying dismissal with prejudice. We conclude dismissal with prejudice was too harsh a sanction and thus an abuse of discretion...
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