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Florida Appeals Court Decisions: Week of April 2 - 6, 2018

Appellate & Trial Support   |   April 2, 2018
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U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals

US v. Lee - sentencing, ACCA 
US v. Harris - witness tampering, obstruction, evidentiary rulings 
Baas v. Fewless - DPPA, qualified immunity 
Crocker v. Beatty - § 1983, qualified immunity 
Athens Cellular v. Oconee Cnty - TCA, limitations 
US v. Maxi - search & seizure, wiretaps, flight 
US v. Carroll - search & seizure, child pornography, sentencing


Florida Supreme Court – Tallahassee

Reynolds v. State - capital case, postconviction relief 
Taylor v. State - capital case, postconviction relief 
Crain v. State - capital case, postconviction relief 
State v. Smith - capital case, postconviction relief 
Tanzi v. State - capital case, postconviction relief 
Johnston v. State - capital case, postconviction relief


First District Court of Appeal – Tallahassee

Bullard v. State - sentencing 
Bonner v. State - sentencing 
Redmond v. State - postconviction relief 
Robinson v. State - sexual battery 
Willis v. State - search and seizure, show-up 
Boatright v. State - double jeopardy 
Jenkins v. State - child hearsay 
Russell v. Russell - child support, custody


Second District Court of Appeal – Lakeland

Wilson v. State - Miranda, coercion 
Roberts v. State - sexual predator 
Dupin v. State - ineffective assistance, direct appeal 
Spencer v. Ditech - foreclosure, ¶ 22 
Gaspar’s Passage v. Racetrac - adding experts, exhibits, prejudice 
State v. Spuhler - certiorari, sentencing 
Marsh v. State - double jeopardy 
Atmore v. State - sentencing 
Agia v. Ossi - promissory note, individual liability 
ZE v. State - delinquency, unrefuted testimony 
Khan v. State - right to silence, tipsy coachman 
Walker v. State - search and seizure 
Ferris v. Winn - notice before hearing 
Musson v. State - postconviction relief 
In re Jones - guardianship


Third District Court of Appeal – Miami

Jefferson v. State - hearsay; specific intent 
Radosevich v. Bank of NY - foreclosure, attorney’s fees 
ESCA Invest v. Tarraza - new trial 
Haas Auto v. Fox - fees by contract, rule 1.442, admission denials 
Duquesne v. State - probation revocation 
If Six Were Nine v. Lincoln Rd - leave to amend 
Amerisure v. Rodriguez - certiorari, discovery


Fourth District Court of Appeal – West Palm Beach

Wallach v. State - sentencing 
Asencio v. State - authenticating jail call; alternate jurors 
Smith v. State - probation violation 
Plantation General v. DOAH - arbitration; medical negligence; damages 
Dortch v. State - competency; hearing; acceptance of plea 
Finest Known v. Weiss Research - joinder; counter-defendant 
Fuss v. State - sentencing 
Yaro v. Israel - on rehearing; age and disability discrimination 
Boca Raton v. Basso - false imprisonment; attorney’s fees; costs 
Emerald Estates v. US Bank - homeowner’s association; assessments 
Torres v. FLDOR - child support; calculation 
RLC v. State - juvenile; probation violation 
O’Malley v. Freeman - contingency agreement; ratification 
Bradshaw v. State - sentencing 
Nat’l Amer Home v. Deutsche Bank - foreclosure; lis pendens 
Sargeant v. State - juvenile; transfer to adult court


Fifth District Court of Appeal – Daytona Beach

Scott v. State - probation violation, Faretta inquiry 
Bland v. State - withdraw plea, self-representation 
Lane v. State - postconviction, DNA testing 
EO Goodbread v. Northport Health - arbitration 
Vega v. State - sentence 
Tobler v. State - Prison Releasee Reoffender Act


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