Miami real estate developer granted motion to stop his alleged mistress from seeking relief

By Marian Johns | May 31, 2019

City of Fort Lauderdale

FORT LAUDERDALE — Miami real estate developer Pedro Antonio Martin received a legal victory in his long-running litigation battles with his alleged mistress after a federal judge, who has presided throughout her case against Martin, granted his request to stop her from seeking any relief in the Florida Southern District.  

According to the May 21 U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida filing, one of the defendants, Martin, petitioned the court to bar plaintiff Johanna Maria Vibe Ener from seeking relief in the Florida Southern District under the fugitive disentitlement doctrine and for a motion to dismiss or strike Ener's complaint, which evolved from numerous legal disputes in the state's 11th Judicial Circuit Unified Family Court and domestic violence divisions and included defamation claims by Ener and a restraining order by Martin. 

The legal battles between Martin and Ener stem from their long-running affair that began around 2011 and resulted in the couple having two daughters together, according to a Miami Herald article  At one point Ener was found by a court to have "absconded with the parties' children" and cut off all communication with Martin while failing to attend court-ordered mediation. 

The court found that Ener's complaint warranted dismissal per the "fugitive disentitlement doctrine" with U.S. District Judge Rodolfo Ruiz stating that in this case, the doctrine "is a reasonable and measured response to Ener's contumacious disregard for prior court orders."

The court granted Martin's motion to dismiss and dismissed Ener's complaint with prejudice. 

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