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Florida Appeals Court Decisions: Week of June 3-7, 2024

U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals

APA v. US Att’y Gen - immigration, asylum, transgender, appellate jurisdiction
Plowright v. Miami-Dade Cnty - § 1983, deadly force against canine
Green Rock v. IRS - IRS notice, administrative procedures, conservation easement donation deductions
Robinson v. Sauls - § 1983, excessive force claim
USA v. Diamond - impersonating federal officer, evidence, prior bad acts
Curlee v. AT&T Mobility - appellate jurisdiction, final decision
Am Alliance Equal Rights v. Fearless Fund - § 1981, racial discrimination, event

Florida Supreme Court - Tallahassee

In re Fla R Civ P - more civil rules amendments
Worrell v. DeSantis - quo warranto, mandamus, suspended state attorney

First District Court of Appeal - Tallahassee

O’Donnell v. Lee - real property sale, specific performance
Boyd v. State - sentencing
Goldsby v. State - trafficking, lack of knowledge, instructions
Hale v. GEICO - insurance, setoff, affirmative defense, pleading
Hepburn v. State - sentencing
Murphy v. Polk Cnty Bd Cmmr’s - workers’ compensation
Rogers v. Waste Pro - expert testimony, jury’s rejection

Second District Court of Appeal - St. Petersburg

Synergy Contracting v. People’s Trust - insurance, preferred contractor endorsement
Alvarez-Sowles v. Pasco Cnty - funding multiagency criminal justice information systems
Nguyen v Perspective Global - fraud, vicarious liability, pleading
Progressive Select v. Lloyd’s - punitive damages amendment, evidence
Frinzi Bolliger v. Tolli - certiorari, failure to join indispensable party
Gagnon v. DOR - concession of error
George v. State - sentencing

Third District Court of Appeal - Miami

United Auto v. LFC Med Ctr - summary judgment, EUO
Hotel La Petite Muse v. Verzura Constr - foreclosure judgment, evidence
Ascendant v. Bolufe Enter - summary judgment, policy construction
Joseph v. Pierre - judgment on the pleadings, unlawful detainer
Hamilton v. State - served sentence, challenge
Lopez v. Lopez - final judgment, vacatur
Bembridge v. State - prohibition, jurisdiction
Fleurimond v. State - double jeopardy

Fourth District Court of Appeal - West Palm Beach

Hallandale Bch v. Rosemond - whistleblower retaliation
Toombs v. State - sentencing
Beaches MRS v. Safeco - rule 1.510(b); summary judgment, timing
Burlinson v. Wilson - indirect criminal contempt, attorney’s fees, costs
Security First v. Visca - insurance, notice of loss, prejudice
Close Constr v. Riviera Bch - setoff, surety, settlement
Mcllenan v. Cypress Chase - condo association, duty to repair, common elements
Pollock v. State - sentencing
Alvares-Watters v. Watters - marital dissolution, parenting plan, judicial delay
McCrae v. State - duplicate adjudications of guilt
Lange v. State - re-cross, DNA expert, closing argument
Moore v. State - unlawful animal confinement, acquittal
RJR v. Jones - punitive damages, leave to amend, §768.73(2)
Silver v. Goodrich - inconsistent written order, oral pronouncement

Fifth District Court of Appeal - Daytona Beach

Halifax Hosp v. Global Trauma Sys - dismissal, sovereign immunity; contract
Collins v. State - sentence
Pecchia v. Wayside Estates HOA - HOA recordkeeping, common elements, attorney’s fees

Sixth District Court of Appeal - Lakeland

Nealy v. State - violation of probation
Fields v. Est of Iva Lee Ford - probate, untimely claim

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