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Florida Appeals Court Decisions: Week of August 14 - 18, 2023

U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals

Grupo Unidos v. Autoridad del Canal de Panama - international arbitration, vacatur
Hodges v. USA - FTCA, air traffic control
84Partners v. Gen Dynamics - False Claims Act
USA v. Gladden - health care fraud
USA v. Bird - Bank Secrecy Act, structured deposits
USA v. Caldwell - search and seizure, sentencing, bias evidence, expert disclosure timing
Laufer v. Arpan - post-opinion mootness
Emerg Recovery v. Hufnagle - following mandate, fees and costs
Doe v. Rollins - education, Title IX claims, breach of contract
Willis v. Royal Caribbean - maritime, negligence, notice

Florida Supreme Court - Tallahassee

No decisions this week

First District Court of Appeal - Tallahassee

Woody v. DOH - appellate stay, license suspension
Normandy Ins v. Bouayad - workers’ compensation
Whitlow v. Tallahassee Mem’l - slip and fall, summary judgment review
Farrior v. Dixon - pro se sanctions
Muro v. State - postconviction relief
FWCC v. Gulf Cnty - home venue privilege
King v. Giardina - hearing notice

Second District Court of Appeal - St. Petersburg

O’Neal v. State - Stand Your Ground, photo evidence, voir dire
Nieves v. Senior Health - COVID19 Protection Act, presuit, nursing home, preservation
Hason v. Hason - contempt, remedy
Allison v. Grand at Old Carrollwood - nonbinding arbitration, trial de novo
State v. Wallin - search and seizure
Wiendl v. Wiendl - punitive damages, evidence
Reynolds v. State - postconviction relief
Tampa v. Fredrick - duty to warn, sovereign immunity
NNR v. Grice - habeas corpus

Third District Court of Appeal - Miami

TPC Overtown v. Downtown Retail Assocs - contract interpretation, restrictive covenants
Haskin v. Haskin - contract interpretation, marital settlement, dissent
Serrano v. Citizens - summary judgment, burden
HNTB v. Milstead - government agency immunity, willful and wanton conduct
Ford v. Est. of Ford - satisfaction of claim, res judicata, waiver
Jackson v. State - probation revocation, oral pronouncement v. written order discrepancy
PTIC v. Banks - policy interpretation, act of nature
Smith v. State - postconviction relief
Sentry v. Captiva Lakes CA - prohibition, jurisdiction to adjudicate lien rights
Cordero v. Cordero - counsel disqualification, conflict of interest
Hakim v. Hakim - certiorari, marriage dissolution, medical records
Warren Gammill v. Sommers - counsel disqualification, advocate-witness rule
Pastorella v. Singer - certiorari, motion to dismiss based on anti-SLAPP statute, jurisdiction 

Fourth District Court of Appeal - West Palm Beach

Young v. Kopchak - defamation, litigation privilege
Long v. Kropke - punitive damages, evidentiary basis

Fifth District Court of Appeal - Daytona Beach

Dunson v. Dunson - dissolution, child support, attorney’s fees, contempt
Longman v. Atlantic Coast Bank - deficiency judgment, § 95.11(h)(5)
Gasque v. Kiswani - paternity, civil contempt, certiorari, irreparable harm

Sixth District Court of Appeal - Lakeland

No decisions this week

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