Manos Schenk – Publications
Articles by Tom J. Manos
Take Half an Aspirin and Call Your HMO in the Morning – Medical Malpractice in Managed Care: Are HMO’s Practicing Medicine Without a License? University of Miami Law Review, Vol. 53, No. 1 (Oct. 1998).
Florida’s Nursing Home Reform and Its Anticipated Effect on Litigation. Florida Bar Journal, Vol. LXXV, No. 11, p.18 (Dec. 2001).
The Golden Years – Defending Nursing Homes From Abuse. TDF Publication, Sept. 1998; 2nd Ed. (Feb. 2001).
Requirement of ‘Unanimity’ Among Defendants in Removing a Case to Federal Court, and Conflicts in the Interpreting Case Law. Fla. Bar. Cont. Ed. (Feb. 2000).
Accommodating Mental Illness Under the Fair Housing Amendments Act. Jan. 1999.
That’s Law-Biz!? – Abusive Practices by Some Entertainment Lawyers That Have Resulted in Bad Reviews for the Whole Profession. (Nov. 1998).
Articles about Mr. Manos’ Cases
Woman sues Miami-Dade cop who allegedly Tasered her
June 22, 2009 – Miami Herald
Attorney Tom Manos Wins Dismissal of $60 Million Lawsuit Based on Doctrine of Forum Non-Conveniens
April – 2014
Tom J. Manos, representing a Miami defendant who was doing business with a failed stock brokerage in Venezuela, won an appeal affirming the dismissal of a case in Miami-Dade Circuit Court alleging a $60 million fraud, civil theft and conspiracy against his client in favor of litigation in the courts of Venezuela on forum non conveniens grounds.
The doctrine of forum non conveniens permits defendants to move to dismiss cases filed in Florida where a foreign forum would be more convenient for the defendant and the court finds the alternative forum to be available and adequate to hear the case.
In this case, Manos obtained a dismissal in the trial court for his client in favor of litigating in the courts of Venezuela, arguing at an evidentiary hearing that Venezuela’s court system was an adequate alternative forum for the litigation and that other factors also favored Venezuela’s courts over Miami’s courts. On appeal of the dismissal order, and after oral argument, the Third District Court of Appeal affirmed without opinion on February 26, 2014, and on March 31, 2014 denied a motion by the plaintiff for rehearing and rehearing en banc, or in the alternative for a written opinion. See, Vasquez-Estrella v. Camperos, Case No. 11-035080, Miami-Dade Circuit Court, Third District Court of Appeal case No. 13-2342. The appllate court’s order is now final.
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