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Florida Appeals Court Decisions: Week of May 20-24, 2024

U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals

(11th Circuit written opinions archive)

McBride v. Carnival - depositions at trial; inadequate verdict, pain and suffering
Sloan v. Drummond - appellate jurisdiction, untimely petition for review, Black Lung Benefits Act
Lee v. US Bank - bankruptcy, chapter 11, anti-modification provision
USA v. Blanco - sentencing
Leger v. US Att’y Gen - Immigration and Nationality Act, sexual abuse of minor

Florida Supreme Court - Tallahassee

(Florida Supreme Court written opinions archive)

State v. Creller - search and seizure
In re Fla R Civ Pro - amended rules
In re Fla R Civ Pro - more amended rules

First District Court of Appeal - Tallahassee

(1st DCA written opinions archive)

Awolowo v. State - competency hearing, entitlement
JC v. DACS - concealed firearm license
Gonzalez v. Coliseum Motors - appellate jurisdiction
Palm Beach Sch Dist v. Smith - workers’ compensation
State v. Dennard - search and seizure, required findings
Am Airlines v. Lopez - workers’ compensation
Coffin v. State - jail credit
Kimbrel v. Clark - probable cause, excessive force
Griffin v. State - appellate jurisdiction
BAM Trading Serv v. OFR - administrative review, license suspension
Public Counsel v. PSC - suggestion to Appellate Court Rules Committee

Second District Court of Appeal - St. Petersburg

(2d DCA written opinions archive)

No decisions this week.

Third District Court of Appeal - Miami

(3d DCA written opinions archive)

FPL v. Velez - rehearing, jurisdiction over issues relating to public utility’s disaster preparedness
Progressive v. Chiropractic Clinics - attorney’s fees, taxable costs
Caldevilla v. State - voir dire, hypotheticals
Batista v. Rodriguez - conversion, civil theft, failure to state a claim
FIU Bd of Trs v. Signal Safe - sovereign immunity, third-party beneficiary
Pesce v. Morgan - adverse possession, dismissal with prejudice
Bryant v. State - violation of probation, evidence
AHCA v. Spence - interpretation of trust provisions
Real Cap v. Alhambra - brokerage commission, procuring cause doctrine
Jerue v. Prieto - forum selection, evidence

Fourth District Court of Appeal - West Palm Beach

(4th DCA written opinions archive)

Mann v. Animal Aid - costs
Restor Const v. People’s Trust - dissent, insurance, forfeiture, waiver
OM v. DCF - dependency, findings
Lopez v. Lopez - marital dissolution, durational alimony, attorney’s fees
Merritt v. State - confession of error, postconviction DNA testing
State v. Cerulia - criminal charge, dismissal, witness interference

Fifth District Court of Appeal - Daytona Beach

(5th DCA written opinions archive

Progressive Am Ins v. Express Care - summary judgment; PIP, § 627.736(5)(a)5.
Leftwich v. Wal-Mart - rehearing en banc; dissental
Central Fla Med v. Mendota Ins - summary judgment; PIP, § 627.736(5)(a)1.f.
Orlando Health v. Mohan - punitive damages, amendment; intent, gross negligence
US Bank v. Vadney - dismissal, jurisdiction; stay, abatement
Singleton v. Nooney - stalking injunction, sufficiency of evidence
Singleton v. Nooney - stalking injunction, sufficiency of evidence
Gandy v. State - investigation cost
Southern-Owners Ins v. McCoy - wrongful death, enforce settlement
Granada Ins v. Lopez - prohibition; disqualification, timeliness
Crandall v. State - illegal sentence

Sixth District Court of Appeal - Lakeland

(6th DCA written opinions archive)

Forrey v. Marlin Constr - summary judgment, appellate review
Thompson v. State - supervision costs, postconviction relief

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