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No Rachmones: The Dynamics of Florida’s Pay-to-Play Eviction Litigation

by Miguel J. Chamorro and Christopher G. Berga
Shortly after a landlord and tenant enter into a commercial lease, bad blood develops between them. A dispute about the start of rent commencement culminates in an action for eviction over the nonpayment of rent. After the tenant answers the complaint, the landlord files a motion to determine the amount of rent due under the lease pursuant to F.S. §83.232 — par for the course in nonpayment of rent actions. F.S. §83.232(1) provides that in an eviction action...

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