Kottmeier v. General Motors Acceptance Corp., 89-02501

CourtCourt of Appeal of Florida (US)
Writing for the CourtLEHAN; SCHEB, A.C.J., and RYDER
Citation561 So.2d 1369
Parties15 Fla. L. Weekly D1611 June H. KOTTMEIER, individually and in her capacity as personal representative of the Estate of Carl Kottmeier, Appellant, v. GENERAL MOTORS ACCEPTANCE CORPORATION, a corporation, Appellee.
Docket NumberNo. 89-02501,89-02501
Decision Date15 June 1990

Joel D. Eaton of Podhurst, Orseck, Josefsberg, Eaton, Meadow, Olin & Perwin, P.A., Miami, and Wagner, Cunningham, Vaughan & McLaughlin, P.A., Tampa, for appellant.

Larry I. Gramovot of Stuart, Gramovot & Strickland, P.A., Tampa, for appellee.

LEHAN, Judge.

Affirmed. See Raynor v. De La Nuez, 558 So.2d 141 (Fla.3d DCA 1990); Kraemer v. General Motors Acceptance Corp., 556 So.2d 431 (Fla.2d DCA 1990).

As did the Third District Court of Appeal in Raynor, we certify this case to the Florida Supreme Court as of great public importance. It involves whether under circumstances like those recited in Kraemer a long-term lessor of an automobile may be held liable under the dangerous instrumentality doctrine to a plaintiff injured by the operation of the automobile.

SCHEB, A.C.J., and RYDER, J., concur.

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  • Kottmeier v. General Motors Acceptance Corp., 76336
    • United States
    • United States State Supreme Court of Florida
    • March 21, 1991
    ...Gramovot, Mallery & Zimmerman, S.C., Wausau, Wis., for respondent. McDONALD, J. We review Kottmeier v. General Motors Acceptance Corp., 561 So.2d 1369, 1369 (Fla. 2d DCA 1990), because it was certified as being of great public importance and "involves whether under circumstances like those ......

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