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2013 Florida Statutes

Liability of broker for loss by reason of delayed account sales; measure of damages.
F.S. 522.03
522.03 Liability of broker for loss by reason of delayed account sales; measure of damages.Any person doing the business of fruit or produce broker or commission merchant, receiving pineapples in carlots or less, grown in this state for shipment or consignment, and who has not returned an account sales showing the cost and expenses charged against the returns, also the name and address of the purchaser, within 10 days of the sale, shall be liable in damages for any loss by reason of delayed account sales. The loss a shipper or consignor may sustain on cars of pineapples consigned to the said person over what she or he could have obtained in other markets or by other agencies shall be considered a proximate damage from the delayed account sales. The measure of damages shall be the difference between the prevailing price in the general market at time of receipt by consignee and the price received for such cars or less, of pineapples consigned to said broker or commission merchant between the time the account sales were due and the time received.
History.s. 4, ch. 6235, 1911; RGS 4940; CGL 7027; s. 699, ch. 97-103.