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Florida Appeals Court Decisions: Week of June 10-14, 2024

U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals

USA v. Alfonso - high seas, MDLEA, Felonies Clause
USA v. Rosario-Rojas - high seas, MDLEA, Felonies Clause

Florida Supreme Court - Tallahassee

Sparre v. State - postconviction relief
Bowden v. State - pro se sanctions

First District Court of Appeal - Tallahassee

Melton v. State - sentencing
Weisser v. DOH - medical marijuana, variance, standing to challenge
Camel v. State - sentencing
Daugherty v. McDavid - real property, easement, limitations period
Christie v. Qualls - estate, distribution, standing to challenge
Palm Bch Cnty Sch Dist v. Josaphat - workers’ compensation
Boyce v. State - scrivener’s error
Whipple v. State - sentencing
USA Lending v. OFR - mortgage lending license, revocation
Doe v. DeSantis - anonymous trial court pleading
Roberts v. State - costs
Destin Fishing Fleet v. Destin - Bert Harris Act, attorney’s fees
Smoot v. Smoot - equitable distribution
Detroit Tigers v. Sodders - workers’ compensation
State v. Denson - Miranda
Atkins v. State - evidence, reputation
Thomas v. Dixon - habeas corpus, mootness
NCD v. State - restitution
KR v. State - restitution
Mosley v. State - pro se sanctions
CNN v. Young - punitive damages, defamation
Crum v. FCOR - belated appeal, civil case

Second District Court of Appeal - St. Petersburg

Islaam v. State - amended judgment and sentence
Cobb O’Donnell v. Suncoast Primate Sanctuary - appellate jurisdiction
State v. Jenkins - postconviction relief

Third District Court of Appeal - Miami

Bechor v. Simcenter - summary judgment, FDUTPA
Rivera v. State - harmless error test
Ferraro L Firm v. Royal Merchant - arbitration award, vacatur
Gonzalez v. SafePoint - directed verdict, preservation
Julmist v. Miami-Dade Cnty - traffic control devices, jurisdiction, sovereign immunity
Adams v. State - probation revocation, credit for time served
Silva v. Silva - limited capacity, guardian
Prophete v. State - postconviction relief
Green v. Green - certiorari, disqualification of counsel, due process
Taurino v. Zubizarreta - insufficient record
Johnson v. State - postconviction relief
Reyes v. GEICO - summary judgment, subrogation
Blatt v. Blatt - return of children, emancipation of children, unrequested relief
Dupree v. HSBC - foreclosure, rule 1.540 motion
Safari Programs v. Acosta - mandamus, hearing, discovery

Fourth District Court of Appeal - West Palm Beach

Lee v. Animal Aid - Anti-SLAPP; attorney’s fees
Vazquez v. Hallandale Bch - restrictive covenant, eminent domain, concurrences

Fifth District Court of Appeal - Daytona Beach

Edwards v. State - probation revocation, newly discovered evidence
Ware v. Ware - pretrial stipulation, mutual mistake, substantial evidence
Brown v. State - Anders appeal, cost
Jocelyn v. Jocelyn - alimony, findings; appellate preservation, transcripts
Davis v. Romandetti - dismissal, lack of prosecution
Bride v. State - Anders appeal, probation revocation, written order
Hernando Cnty v. Hernando Cnty Fair Assn - attorney’s fees, costs; timeliness
Tillman v. Sweat - certiorari; financial-bias-related discovery, treating physicians
CWRK v. SMA - involuntary treatment, § 397.697(1)

Sixth District Court of Appeal - Lakeland

State v. Repple - extraterritorial police power
McIntosh v. State - harmless error

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