Famed Colombian-born painter and sculptor Fernando Botero has strong ties to south Florida, though he lives elsewhere. His sculptures grace a Miami hotel lobby and condominium tower courtyard, his son lives here and he has an agent and sells a lot of art work here.

Partly on that basis, two art brokers tried to sue him in Broward Circuit Court, claiming he tortiously interfered in their deal with a Medellin museum to reproduce his art work and sell it over the Internet.