Mermel v. Rifkin, No. 92-1422

CourtCourt of Appeal of Florida (US)
Writing for the CourtPER CURIAM
Citation603 So.2d 595
Docket NumberNo. 92-1422
Decision Date21 July 1992
PartiesJanie Rifkin MERMEL, Appellant, v. Joel RIFKIN, Appellee. 603 So.2d 595, 17 Fla. L. Week. D1746

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603 So.2d 595
Janie Rifkin MERMEL, Appellant,
v.
Joel RIFKIN, Appellee.
No. 92-1422.
603 So.2d 595, 17 Fla. L. Week. D1746
District Court of Appeal of Florida,
Third District.
July 21, 1992.
Rehearing Denied Sept. 8, 1992.

Gonzalo R. Dorta, Miami, for appellant.

Herzfeld & Rubin and Carolyn A. Pickard, Miami, for appellee.

Before HUBBART, COPE and LEVY, JJ.

ON MOTION TO DISMISS AND MOTION TO REVIEW STAY

PER CURIAM.

The appeal from a circuit court order granting a motion to dismiss with prejudice as to count I of the defendant Janie Rifkin

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Mermel's counterclaim is dismissed because this court has no jurisdiction to review the subject order. Aside from the technical flaw that the order does not, in fact, dismiss count I of the counterclaim, see Gries Inv. Co. v. Chelton, 388 So.2d 1281 (Fla. 3d DCA 1980), the order under review is clearly not, as urged, a final appealable order even if it did not contain this flaw. This is so because (a) two other counts of the defendant's counterclaim remain pending in the trial court, (b) the complaint in the main action also remains pending in the trial court, and (c) count I of the counterclaim is not otherwise factually or legally severable from the main complaint [indeed the counterclaim is compulsory in nature] or the other counts of the counterclaim. S.L.T. Warehouse Co. v. Webb, 304 So.2d 97 (Fla.1974); Taussig v. Insurance Co. of North America, 301 So.2d 21 (Fla. 2d DCA 1974); compare Mendez v. West Flagler Family Ass'n, 303 So.2d 1 (Fla.1974). Moreover, it is undisputed that this nonfinal order is not otherwise appealable as an interlocutory order under Rule 9.130(a), Florida Rules of Appellate Procedure.

This dismissal necessarily renders moot the motion to review the trial court's order granting a stay pending the instant appeal. The stay is obviously of no force and effect upon the dismissal of the subject appeal.

Appeal dismissed.

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  • Campbell v. Gordon, No. 95-1967
    • United States
    • Court of Appeal of Florida (US)
    • April 26, 1996
    ...Co. v. Webb, 304 So.2d 97 (Fla.1974); Taussig v. Insurance Company of North America, 301 So.2d 21 (Fla. 2d DCA 1974); Mermel v. Rifkin, 603 So.2d 595 (Fla. 3d DCA 1992); Del Castillo v. Ralor Pharmacy, Inc., 512 So.2d 315 (Fla. 3d DCA 1987); Sarasota Cloth Fabric & Foam, Inc. v. Benes, 482 ......
  • Johnson v. Allen, Knudsen, DeBoest, Edwards & Rhodes, P.A., 92-02131
    • United States
    • Court of Appeal of Florida (US)
    • July 2, 1993
    ...Co. v. Webb, 304 So.2d 97 (Fla.1974); Taussig v. Insurance Company of North America, 301 So.2d 21 (Fla. 2d DCA 1974); Mermel v. Rifkin, 603 So.2d 595 (Fla. 3d DCA 1992); Del Castillo v. Ralor Pharmacy, Inc., 512 So.2d 315 (Fla. 3d DCA 1987); Sarasota Cloth Fabric & Foam, Inc. v. Benes, 482 ......
  • PREFERRED POOLS AND SPAS OF NAPLES, INC. v. Beachtree Homes, Inc., No. 2D01-4071.
    • United States
    • Court of Appeal of Florida (US)
    • September 13, 2002
    ...probably would not have been appealable in the first place, see S.L.T. Warehouse Co. v. Webb, 304 So.2d 97 (Fla.1974); Mermel v. Rifkin, 603 So.2d 595 (Fla. 3d DCA 1992), and an unauthorized motion for rehearing that did not stay rendition of the nonfinal order of dismissal. See Wagner v. B......
  • Machinery Wholesalers, Inc. v. Wolpe, Leibowitz & Brotman, No. 97-2468
    • United States
    • Court of Appeal of Florida (US)
    • October 15, 1997
    ...P.A., 621 So.2d 507, 509 (Fla. 2nd DCA 1993); see also S.L.T. Warehouse Co. v. Webb, 304 So.2d 97, 100 (Fla.1974); Mermel v. Rifkin, 603 So.2d 595, 596 (Fla. 3d DCA 1992); Del Castillo v. Ralor Pharmacy, Inc., 512 So.2d 315, 320 (Fla. 3d DCA The former clients contend that this court has he......
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5 cases
  • Campbell v. Gordon, No. 95-1967
    • United States
    • Court of Appeal of Florida (US)
    • April 26, 1996
    ...Co. v. Webb, 304 So.2d 97 (Fla.1974); Taussig v. Insurance Company of North America, 301 So.2d 21 (Fla. 2d DCA 1974); Mermel v. Rifkin, 603 So.2d 595 (Fla. 3d DCA 1992); Del Castillo v. Ralor Pharmacy, Inc., 512 So.2d 315 (Fla. 3d DCA 1987); Sarasota Cloth Fabric & Foam, Inc. v. Benes, 482 ......
  • Johnson v. Allen, Knudsen, DeBoest, Edwards & Rhodes, P.A., 92-02131
    • United States
    • Court of Appeal of Florida (US)
    • July 2, 1993
    ...Co. v. Webb, 304 So.2d 97 (Fla.1974); Taussig v. Insurance Company of North America, 301 So.2d 21 (Fla. 2d DCA 1974); Mermel v. Rifkin, 603 So.2d 595 (Fla. 3d DCA 1992); Del Castillo v. Ralor Pharmacy, Inc., 512 So.2d 315 (Fla. 3d DCA 1987); Sarasota Cloth Fabric & Foam, Inc. v. Benes, 482 ......
  • PREFERRED POOLS AND SPAS OF NAPLES, INC. v. Beachtree Homes, Inc., No. 2D01-4071.
    • United States
    • Court of Appeal of Florida (US)
    • September 13, 2002
    ...probably would not have been appealable in the first place, see S.L.T. Warehouse Co. v. Webb, 304 So.2d 97 (Fla.1974); Mermel v. Rifkin, 603 So.2d 595 (Fla. 3d DCA 1992), and an unauthorized motion for rehearing that did not stay rendition of the nonfinal order of dismissal. See Wagner v. B......
  • Machinery Wholesalers, Inc. v. Wolpe, Leibowitz & Brotman, No. 97-2468
    • United States
    • Court of Appeal of Florida (US)
    • October 15, 1997
    ...P.A., 621 So.2d 507, 509 (Fla. 2nd DCA 1993); see also S.L.T. Warehouse Co. v. Webb, 304 So.2d 97, 100 (Fla.1974); Mermel v. Rifkin, 603 So.2d 595, 596 (Fla. 3d DCA 1992); Del Castillo v. Ralor Pharmacy, Inc., 512 So.2d 315, 320 (Fla. 3d DCA The former clients contend that this court has he......
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