Defendant refusing to comply with demand for medical records...
by Angela (Delray Beach, FL)
I filed a small claims lawsuit. The judge dismissed my case "without prejudice" so that I could send a letter of intent to litigate (Fl statute 377.106), and in doing so the defendant had 20 days in which to send me my medical records and inform his insurance company. He did neither!
I re-filed a small claims suit again before the same judge, who again referred me to statute 377.106. There is no question the defendant has not complied which makes his case subject to dismissal. How do I go about asking the court to dismiss his defense?
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ANSWER for "Defendant refusing to comply with demand for medical records...":
Angela (Delray Beach, FL):
We did some research and were unable to find Fl statute 377.106. In any event, Florida Small Claims Court rules and forms are summarized here.
If the judge ordered the defendant to comply with the intent to produce, and the defendant failed to produce or failed to appear in court, then the judge should grant your request to have a judgment taken against the defendant.
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