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Florida Appeals Court Decisions: Week of March 18 - 22, 2024

U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals

USA v. Mapson - search and seizure, license plate readers
USA v. Owens - sentencing
Wiand v. ATC Brokers - receiver, Ponzi scheme, standing, fraudulent transfers
USA v. Wright - guilty plea challenge

Florida Supreme Court - Tallahassee

In re Fla R GP&JA - amended rules
West Flagler v. DeSantis - quo warranto, gaming compact, Seminoles
In re Judge Flynn - judicial discipline

First District Court of Appeal - Tallahassee

Johnson v. State - postconviction relief
Baker v. State - sentencing
AHCA v. Murciano - audit, remand for additional findings
SLL v. State - criminal restitution
Morris v. State - postconviction relief
Slaughter v. State - mandamus, duty to rule, mootness

Second District Court of Appeal - St. Petersburg

34th St v. Pro Karting - landlord/tenant, possession, rent deposits
Jacobson v. Rubins - improper injunctive relief
Barber v. Manatee Mem’l - res ipsa loquitur
Southwell v. Southwell - timesharing
Hart v. Spec’d Loan Serv - foreclosure, vacatur
Ivory v. State - probation revocation
Taluy v. State - postconviction relief

Third District Court of Appeal - Miami

Wello & Mom v. Clear Spring - forum selection clause, enforceability
Webjet Linhas v. ZGA Aircraft - proposal for settlement, constructive liability
Sail Am Commemorative v. Bank of Am - intervention
Sherman v. Gursky Ragan - general counsel, fiduciary duty
Ryzhov v. Morales - mandamus, investigation
Everett Painting v. Gaga Opportunity - tax deed sale, disbursement of surplus
LoanFlight Lending v. Wood - leave to amend, punitive damages
Midnight Express v. Aguilar - intervention
Cauble v. Kaczmarski - attorney’s fees, sale proceeds
Prado v. Optimus - relief from judgment, equity
Abia v. City of Opa-Locka - sovereign immunity, settlement

Fourth District Court of Appeal - West Palm Beach

Jones v. State - sentencing
Echeverria v. Trombino - expert, attorney’s fees, costs
State v. Fortin - search and seizure, medical marijuana

Fifth District Court of Appeal - Daytona Beach

Sanger v. Asher - security agreement, promissory notes
Pereira v. Jones - sever, transfer; successive accidents
Dollar General v. Doty - slip and fall, directed verdict
Ball v. State - competency hearing, representation by counsel
Vanderhoof v. Armstrong - parental relocation, findings, substantial evidence
Gullo v. State - postconviction relief
Reyburn v. State - postconviction relief  

Sixth District Court of Appeal - Lakeland

Kolek v. State - sentencing
Irizarry v. State - bond revocation

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