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Florida Appeals Court Decisions: Week of December 4 - 8, 2023

U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals

A1A Burrito Works v. Sysco Jax - Poultry Products Inspection Act, preemption
Baldwin v. Express Oil Change - Ga Restrictive Covenants Act, reasonable presumptions
Sweetapple v. Asset Enhancement - bankruptcy, final order, appellate jurisdiction

Florida Supreme Court - Tallahassee

In re Fla R Civ P - amended rules
In re Fla R Crim P - amended rules
In re Fla R Juv P - amended rules

First District Court of Appeal - Tallahassee

EJS v. DCF - parental rights appeal, failure to prosecute
Rivas v. State - fundamental error, evidence
Daugthrey v. State - sentencing
DAN v. State - sanctions, appellate counsel
Madson v. State - trial court jurisdiction pending appeal
Cruz v. Byrd - appellate jurisdiction, nonfinal dismissal
Leo v. Gregory - appellate jurisdiction, granting summary judgment motion
DDD Constr v. Weseman Develop - warning to counsel, mislabeled emergency filings

Second District Court of Appeal - St. Petersburg

Fla Gulf Coast Ch Builders v. St Pete -  new summary judgment standard, reasons required
Stuart v. State - expunction, authority to refund costs, fines, and fees
MDM v. State - hearsay, spontaneous statement

Third District Court of Appeal - Miami

Torres v. SBE Hotel Grp - appellate jurisdiction, nonfinal order
Farmer v. State - competency hearing
Grozdanovic v. Alliance RE Holdings - appellate jurisdiction, final order

Fourth District Court of Appeal - West Palm Beach

Kandler v. State - guilty plea, right to appeal
State v. Hubbs - text messages, relevance, bad acts, intertwined

Fifth District Court of Appeal - Daytona Beach

McGlothin v. McDonald - punitive damages, intentional misconduct, gross negligence
Hayden v. State - aggravated battery, preservation, fundamental error
King v. State - criminal, cost order
Gaffney v. State - double jeopardy, § 775.021(4)  

Sixth District Court of Appeal - Lakeland

Costello v. Olson - contract construction, arbitration provision
Arena v. State - appellate jurisdiction
Windsor v. Longest - summary disposition

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