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Florida Appeals Court Decisions: Week of December 18 - 22, 2023

U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals

Travelers v. Talcon - insurance, coverage, commercial policy, residence
USA v. Hurtado - MDLEA, search and seizure, outrageous government conduct
USA v. Sotis - export licenses to Libya, subverting requirement, expert testimony
Bedgood v. Wyndham Vacation - arbitration
Soul Quest Church v. Att’y Gen - Controlled Substance Act, religious exemption, jurisdiction
Georgia v. Meadows - federal-officer removal

Florida Supreme Court - Tallahassee

Seadler v. Marina Bay CA - jury selection, harmless error standard
In re Fla R App P - amended rules
In re Jud Circuit Assessm’t - judicial circuit analysis

First District Court of Appeal - Tallahassee

Cummings v. State - sentencing
Getzlaff v. State - sentencing
SM v. DCF - parental rights, failure to prosecute appeal

Second District Court of Appeal - St. Petersburg

Morales-Alaffita v. State - twelve-person juries
Shaw v. Newham - breach of contract, damages
Ramos v. Steak n Shake - FCRA,  employment, exhaustion requirement, pleading
Hopf v. Kaszuba - certiorari, GAL, discharge motion

Third District Court of Appeal - Miami

State v. Arshadnia - statutory construction, synthetic cannabinoid
Santana v. Citizens - untimely reporting, presumption of prejudice
Advance Mold Servs v. Universal - assignment, administrative fee
Bailey v. State - mandatory minimum sentence, deviation

Fourth District Court of Appeal - West Palm Beach

Jenkins v. State - murder, competent substantial evidence
K Co Realty v. Pierre - vicarious liability, agent, negligent supervision
Seminole Tribe v. Pupo - patron tort, Gaming Compact, sovereign immunity
Kidwell Grp v. Safepoint - homeowner’s insurance, assignment, motion to dismiss
Cabrera v. State - prosecution costs
RPM v. IRM - adoption, conditional consent, validation, evidentiary hearing
Marchisio v. Gurley -  domesticated judgment, garnishment, standing
Saad Remodeling v. Reyes FC - concurrence, s. 68.065, attorney’s fees
MK v. DCF - parental rights, termination, dependency, standing, foster parent
Beauford v. State - investigative costs

Fifth District Court of Appeal - Daytona Beach

Collake v. State - Anders appeal, cost of investigation
Stalter v. State - Anders appeal, scrivener’s error
Whittamore v. State - prohibition, statute of limitations
Stephenson v. State - Spencer warning, pro se

Sixth District Court of Appeal - Lakeland

Fla BC Holdings v. Reese – impact rule, intentional torts

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