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In placing orders for business products, a staff member from

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In placing orders for business products, a staff member from a Florida corporation (which is placing the orders) has back and forth verbal communications with an out-of-state company (providing & shipping the orders). An new verbal order for products is placed through (and in the name of) the Florida corporation. The general products are for use of the corporation and customized to fit the corporation specifications. Initial payments for the order are paid to the company via corporation check payments from the corporation. The corporation has ordered previously from the same company in the past, and has paid for the products customized for the coporation by corporation check. All communications are done through the corporation's email and street address.There is no written contract.  A dispute arises in a current product order. The company threatens to sue the corporation and sue the staff member personally. Does the staff member who placed orders on behalf of the corporation have any personal liability under Florida law?

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Good afternoon. No, the staff member has no personal liability. The staff member is clearly operating within the scope of employment with the corporation on behalf of the corporation and employees have no liability for the debts and liabilities of their employer. The company can threaten all they want buy any suit against the staff member individually will not prevail.



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