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Florida Appeals Court Decisions: Week of November 22 - 24, 2021

U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals

US v. Grady - RFRA, sentencing
US v. Litzky - intellectual disability, sentencing

Florida Supreme Court - Tallahassee

In re DCAs - recommended DCA realignment
In re Add’l Judges - additional judges
In re J Bryson - judicial discipline

First District Court of Appeal - Tallahassee

No decisions so far this week.

Second District Court of Appeal - Lakeland

Jones v. State - postconviction relief
Pinkston v. State - postconviction relief
Gary v. State - independent act jury instruction
Archer v. State - sentencing
Barnett v. State - sentencing, snapout forms disapproval
Hurtado v. State - postconviction relief
Happel v. State - postconviction relief
Romo v. State - leaving scene, evidence

Third District Court of Appeal - Miami

Rodriguez v. State - circumstantial evidence, certified question
OH v. APD - social program, IQ score, constitutional challenge
Duff-Esformes v. Mukamal - probate, interim expenses
Auction Co v. Russell Revoc Trust - fees, premature appeal
Namon v. Elder - probate, nonclaim statute
Watts v. State - postconviction relief
Velasquez v. Mendieta - timesharing, GAL
Sweetwater v. Pichardo - sovereign immunity
Hudson v. State - postconviction relief
Carrington Mort v. Nicolas - prohibition, contempt, perjury
Schmelzer v. Frankel - prohibition, judicial disqualification
Toirac-Aguilera v. State - pro se sanctions
Bank of Am v. Colombo - certiorari, punitive damages

Fourth District Court of Appeal - West Palm Beach

Gursky v. State – competency, expert testimony
Mote Wellness v. State Farm – lack of prosecution, notice, small claims
El Brazo v. 24 Hour Air – attorney’s fees, amount, multiplier
People’s Trust Ins v. Nowroozpour – insurance, duty to repair, appraisal
Modway v. OJ Commerce – personal jurisdiction, waiver, venue clause
Cartelli v. Green – probate, objection to accounting, factual findings

Fifth District Court of Appeal - Daytona Beach

No decisions so far this week.

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