Long-Arm Jurisdiction Over a Nonresident Defendant In Florida

In Doe v. Thompson, 620 So. 2d 1004, 1005 (Fla. 1993), this Court explained the two-pronged Venetian Salami test for contesting personal jurisdiction as follows: The Court, in Venetian Salami Co. v. Parthenais, 554 So. 2d 499, 502 (Fla.1989), explained the two-step inquiry for determining long-arm jurisdiction over a nonresident defendant. A court first must determine whether the complaint alleges sufficient jurisdictional facts to bring the action within the ambit of our long-arm statute. Id. at 502. A court then must determine whether sufficient minimum contacts exist between our forum state and the defendant to satisfy the Fourteenth Amendment's due process requirements--in short, whether a nonresident defendant "should reasonably anticipate being haled into court" in Florida.