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Florida Appeals Court Decisions: Week of January 15 - 19, 2024

U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals

USA v. Pugh - impeding law enforcement, constitutional challenge

Florida Supreme Court - Tallahassee

Fla Bar v. Schwartz - bar discipline

First District Court of Appeal - Tallahassee

SY v. DCF - parental rights, termination, failure to prosecute
Smith v. Carlyle - asbestos, evidence, stacking inferences
State Farm v. DOR - corporate income tax
Profit v. State - murder, basis, fundamental error
Goodson v. State - evidence of probation, lineup
Egan v. State - preservation of error, sentencing
TJ v. DCF - parental rights, termination, failure to prosecute
BL v. DCF - parental rigths, termination, failure to prosecute

Second District Court of Appeal - St. Petersburg

Cippolina v. Cippolina - alimony
State v. Lopez - search and seizure
Soto v. State - sentencing
Chesterton Cap v. Yancy - sanctions, Kozel
State v. Valley - concealed firearm
Acosta v. State - civil restitution lien
Howard v. State - postconviction relief
GEICO v. Superior Auto Glass - insurance, windshield claim, evidence
Vitale v. Palmetto Charter - attorney's fees, premature appeal, no amount
Parker v. Parker - alimony
Alvarez-Sowles v. Pasco - county obligation to fund government functions
Wallace v. Nationstar - foreclosure, hearsay, business records

Third District Court of Appeal - Miami

Rodriguez v. DBPR - due process, insufficient record
Parque Towers Devs v. Pilac Mgmt - contract interpretation, completion date, fraud
Citizens v. Zamanillo - summary judgment, evidence
Miami-Dade Cnty v. Saenz - wrongful death action, personal representative
Irwin v. Signal Safe - sovereign immunity, scope of employment
Rehab Restoration v. Citizens - summary judgment, demand for payment
SDG Dadeland Assocs v. Arias - attorney’s fees, proposal for settlement
Unified Med v. Progressive - personal jurisdiction
Adams v. State - gain time
Blum v. Lillis - service of process
Brazley v. State - postconviction relief
Bruno v. Drechsler - default
Universal v. Borbon - appraisal
Shojaee v. Duarte-Viera - order to compel, deposition continuation
Liu v. Dep’t of Health - insufficient record

Fourth District Court of Appeal - West Palm Beach

Rushmore Loan v. Kavoll - foreclosure, default letter, dismissal
Cohn v. Mutti - relief, not requested in pleadings
Walter v. Herot - retroactive child support
Green v. Polukoff - suggestion of death, substitution motion, timeliness
Universal Prop v. Andre - default, sanction, failure to appear at CMC
Williams v. State - probation revocation
Capasso v. Buchanan - improper service, evidentiary hearing

Fifth District Court of Appeal - Daytona Beach

State Farm v. Matthews - clarification; new trial, closing argument
Paquin v. Campbell - compel arbitration, non-party, equitable estoppel
Walker v. Sheriff of Lake Cnty - probation violation
Alvarez v. State - Spencer warning, pro se

Sixth District Court of Appeal - Lakeland

Wilde Cypress Branch v. Hamilton – preemption, local ordinance

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