41 Fla. L. Weekly D240b
Civil procedure — Discovery — Trial court departed from essential requirements of law by ordering petitioner to provide information regarding her cell phone number and her cell phone carrier — Order directing petitioner to reveal information regarding her cell phone violates petitioner’s Fifth Amendment rights
VIVIAN RESTREPO, Petitioner, v. SEIDY CARRERA, Respondent. 3rd District. Case No. 3D15-1964. L.T. Case No. 14-23417. January 20, 2016. A Writ of Certiorari to the Circuit Court for Miami-Dade County, Antonio Marin, Judge. Counsel: Bernstein, Chackman, Liss, and Neil Rose (Hollywood), for petitioner. Ellsley Sobol, P.L., and Eric M. Ellsley (Plantation), for respondent.
(Before EMAS, FERNANDEZ and SCALES, JJ.)
(FERNANDEZ, J.) Vivian Restrepo petitions this Court to review the trial court’s order directing petitioner to “provide cell phone numbers and/or names of providers used during the six (6) hour period before the time of the crash and the six (6) hour period after the crash, same to be provided within thirty (30) days from the date of this Order.” Upon review of the petition and based on respondent’s concession of error that the trial court’s order directing petitioner to reveal information regarding her cell phone violates petitioner’s Fifth Amendment rights and constitutes a departure from the essential requirements of law from which petitioner has no adequate remedy on appeal, we grant the petition and quash the order requiring petitioner to provide information regarding her cell phone number and her cell phone carrier. Petition granted; order quashed.
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