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Florida Appeals Court Decisions: Week of May 27-31, 2024

U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals

SEC v. Keener - ’34 Act, unregistered dealer
Snell v. United Specialty - Alabama law, insurance, “arise from,” bad faith
Mills v. Ala DOC - capital case, postconviction relief
Mills v. Hamm - capital case, postconviction relief

Florida Supreme Court - Tallahassee

Walter v. DOC - pro se sanctions
In re Fla R Juv P - amended rules

First District Court of Appeal - Tallahassee

Brown v. DMS - Florida Retirement System, benefits
Patterson v. State - pro se sanctions
Davis v. State - sentencing, mootness

Second District Court of Appeal - St. Petersburg

State v. Caulkins - probation revocation, sentencing
Hinojosa v. Hinojosa - alimony, equitable distribution
Haskell v. PCP Grp - LLC operating agreement
Lassiter v. Citizens - insurance, damage, summary judgment standard

Third District Court of Appeal - Miami

Balbin v. State - violation of probation, sentencing
Celor Trust v. Shoma Homes  - mandatory injunction
Athea v. Athea - marital equitable distribution
Gray v. State - sentencing
Marathon Lodge v. Persl - amendment of pleadings
Wood v. Royal Plus - workers’ compensation, bailee of vehicle
Weiss v. Weiss - weight of evidence
Neal Gerber & Eisenberg v. Lamb-Ferrara - personal jurisdiction
Stav Software v. Lederman Invs - modification of purchase agreement
Universal Prop v. Moya - factual basis for economic losses
Harte-Weine-Toledo v. Toledo - section 57.105 sanctions
Bacallao v. Ruiz Janitorial Servs - slip-and-fall, custodians
Mendez v. Alvarez - sovereign immunity, state employee
Miami v. Alvarez - sovereign immunity, presuit notice
Ervin v. Alvarez - appellate jurisdiction, finality
Alvarez v. Reemployment Assistance -appellate jurisdiction, untimeliness
AB v. DCF - definition of income
Zalaquett v. Bank of New York Mellon - prima facie evidence
AB v. DCF - appellate jurisdiction, untimeliness
AP v. DCF - termination of parental rights
Lee v. State - postconviction relief
PN v. DCF - termination of parental rights
Saenz v. Sanchez - summary affirmance
Richard v. Reyes - failure to charge crime, release

Fourth District Court of Appeal - West Palm Beach

Hastings v. State - Melbourne inquiry
Beachway v. Santo & June - professional malpractice, privity
Hamilton v. State - premeditation, jury instructions
Jones v. State - competency hearing
CF Dominicana v. Am Airlines - breach of contract, luggage
Fla Dept Corr v. De La Paz - civil restitution
Frederick v. State - backstrike
Keegan v. Neff - partition, final order

Fifth District Court of Appeal - Daytona Beach

Jennings v. Durden - charitable trust, standing, breach of contract
Apex Roofing v. Sec First Ins - certiorari; discovery, trade secrets
Harold v. State - postconviction relief
Gordon v. DOR - confession of error, administrative support order
Lagano v. State - Anders appeal, scrivener’s error
Levin v. State - Spencer bar, pro se
Hedges v. Hamilton - restoration of capacity

Sixth District Court of Appeal - Lakeland

IR v. State - mens rea, specific intent
Abo v. Askar - abandoning issues on appeal
Petitfrere v. Summerfield Multifamily - preservation
State v. Lobato - death sentencing procedure
Reina v. State - competency

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