UPDATE: Robert Moniz Pays ~$3,7000 to Settle Dropped Lawsuit

Filing a lawsuit against a Florida based media company without merit is considered a SLAPP suit. What is a SLAPP suit? A strategic lawsuit against public participation (SLAPP) is intended to censor, intimidate, and silence critics by burdening them with the cost of a legal defense until they abandon their criticism or opposition.

Florida media companies are protected by anti-SLAPP laws. When you sue a Florida media company without merit, you are responsible for media company legal bills. Even though the Moniz suit was dropped almost immediately, he was still on the hook for ~$3,700, which covered the legal expenses fight his SLAPP suit.


Robert Moniz is a Brown University graduate.   After a successful IT career and decided  to become a private investigator (lic# C 1800062) in Florida.  He works for his Sarasota based company, Excalibur Detective Agency (lic# A 18001000).

In 2013 Mr. Robert Moniz was arrested and charged with Agg Assult With Firearm Domestic Violence (901.15).

Below is the police report that led to Mr. Robert Moniz arrest.


arrest details moniz-robert


 Robert Moniz 2013 Booking Photograph
Robert Moniz 2013 Booking Photograph

Robert Moniz had his bail paid for, applied for a public defender and the charges were later dropped.

In effort to shield the public from the right to know, Mr. Moniz has gone to great lengths to remove all references to his arrest.  Including filing a civil suit against publicpolicerecord.com.  The suit was in violation of Florida SLAPP legislation..

Robert Moniz, a Private Investigator from the Sarasota based Excalibur Detective Agency, has dropped his civil suit.

Sources: 

Robert Moniz Document #1, Document #2, Document #3, Document #4

Excalibur Detective Agency Document #1, Document #2, Document #3