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Florida Appeals Court Decisions: Week of March 11 - 15, 2024

U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals

Navarro Guadarrama v. US Att’y Gen - immigration
Alabama Creditors v. Dorand - bankruptcy, retirement account
USA v. Markovich - Brady, motion to compel; expert testimony; lay witness summary
McHugh v. Glass - default judgment
Purpose Built Families v. USA - APA, termination notice, withdrawal, mootness
Adams v. Palm Bch Cnty - FLSA, employees, golf attendants
Sylvester v. Fulton Cnty Jail - search and seizure
Baker v. Upson Reg’l Med - employment, Equal Pay Act, Title VII, pay disparity

Florida Supreme Court - Tallahassee

No decisions this week

First District Court of Appeal - Tallahassee

Cottondale Inv v. W-ACQ Vacation Rentals - certiorari, landlord-tenant
Brown v. State - sentencing
Mack v. State - sentencing, mootness
Godwin v. McKamey - Applegate affirmance
Cleveland v. State - written opinion motion granted
Fountain v. Dixon - pro se sanctions
Moreno v. State - plea colloquy, sentencing, human smuggling
Fernandez v. DOC - habeas corpus, pro se sanctions
Granville v. State - mandamus, mootness

Second District Court of Appeal - St. Petersburg

ND v. JB - paternity
Gibson v. Star Collision - default judgment, service
White v. State - replevin
DP v. DCF - reunification, appeal, certiorari, jurisdiction
CHHS Hosp v. Harmon - amending pleadings
Johnson v. State - postconviction relief

Third District Court of Appeal - Miami

Facey v. State - admissibility of victim’s convictions
Morales v. Cruz - relocation with minor children, preservation
Roosevelt 26 v. Trejo - foreclosure, notice of trial 
N Bay Green Invs v. Cold Pressed - election of remedies, settlement agreement, res judicata
Envision v. GEICO - exhaustion of PIP benefits
Hurtado v. Warren Gammill & Assocs - leave to amend, punitive damages
Stoppa v. Infinity Oaks - residential eviction, default
Arias v. Codealtex - premises liability
Larioszambrana v. State - habeas, admissibility of child victim’s statements 
Avila v.  Biscayne 21 Condo - termination of condominium, temporary injunction
Siegmeister v. Hellard - equitable distribution, marital property, insufficient record
Peralta v. State - postconviction relief 
Cuesta v. Estevanell - premises liability 
Rogers v. State - violation of plea agreement, civil commitment                        
Williams v. State - postconviction relief 
5350 Park v. Grycon - summary judgment, negligence, preservation
Tien v. Abad - standing
Goldstein v. DBPR - real estate broker license revocation, notice of action
Montemurro v. Obaya - child support, alimony
Citizens v.  Rodriguez - policy exclusion, bolstering 
Speck v. Mejia - summary affirmance
Morgan v. State - resentencing, factors 
Lima v. Intermarine Invs - foreign judgment, comity 

Fourth District Court of Appeal - West Palm Beach

Lee v. State - jury decision, constitutionality
Quarles v. State - sentencing
Cadejuste v. State - preservation, investigative costs
Ocean v. State - sentencing
Portner v. Koppel - settlement agreement
Shah v. Siddiqui - attorney’s fees, jurisdiction
J&C Resources v. Glodek - personal jurisdiction, evidentiary hearing
KM v. KB - parental rights, incarceration

Fifth District Court of Appeal - Daytona Beach

Sona v. Foundation Srvcs - certiorari; partial final judgment, leave to amend
Williams v. Weaver - summary judgment, slip and fall
Morreale v. State - prohibition; dismissal, statute of limitations
Reiber v. Yamasaki - forum non conveniens
Bailor v. State - drug offender probation, scrivener’s error

Sixth District Court of Appeal - Lakeland

Greene v. State - reasonable suspicion for investigatory stop
Santiago v. State - sentencing
Fla Invs Unlimited v. Tunmarello - punitive damages
Dominguez v. Omana - in camera inspection

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