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Florida Appeals Court Decisions: Week of April 23 - 27, 2018

Appellate & Trial Support   |   April 23, 2018
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U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals

Dixon v. Pollock - § 1983, gain time 
US v. Whitman - bribery, sentencing 
First National Bank of Oneida v. Brandt - bankruptcy 
FDIC v. Loudermilk - apportionment, joint & several liability, certification 
Clayton Cnty v. FAA - aviation fuel tax 
Bush v. Fla DOC - habeas corpus 
Barnes v. DOC - habeas corpus 
Hand v. Scott - stay pending appeal 
CSX Transp v. Ala DOR - rehearing, RRRRA 
Ga Republican Party v. SEC - FINRA, standing, venue


Florida Supreme Court – Tallahassee

Cantore v. W Boca Med Ctr - medical negligence, physician testimony 
Nat'l Deaf Acad v. Townes - medical negligence, presuit requirements 
Trease v. State - capital case, postconviction relief, Hurst 
Evans v. State - sentencing, Hurst 
Woodson v. Woodson - pro se sanctions


First District Court of Appeal – Tallahassee

DuBois v. State - burglary with firearm 
Smith v. State - sentencing 
Okashah v. State - appellate jurisdiction 
Webb v. Blue - probate, homestead, devise 
BS v. DCF - appellate jurisdiction, juvenile rules, rehearing 
De La Piedra v. De La Piedra - alimony, child support, fees 
Smith v. State - postconviction relief 
Becnel v. AIZ Holdings - certiorari, discovery 
Robinson v. State - appellate jurisdiction, postconviction relief 
Overstreet v. Overstreet - timesharing, military


Second District Court of Appeal – Lakeland

Blinn v. West Shore Villas - appellate fees, authority to award 
Kozel v. Kozel - contempt, duty to obey 
HSBC Bank v. Nelson - foreclosure, limitations, ¶ 22 
Ganzemuller v. Omega Ins - insurance, valued policy, repairs


Third District Court of Appeal – Miami

DCF v. Garcia - certiorari, competency 
Williams Island v. De La Mora - ad valorem taxes, class actions 
Sanchez v. Miami-Dade - sovereign immunity, negligent security 
RJ Reynolds v. Davis - new trial, counsel's conduct, prior verdict 
Papastrati v. Papasakelariou - foreign law, interpretation 
Francis-Harbin v. Sensormatic - inconsistent verdict, damages 
Homeowners Choice v. Avila - certiorari, discovery, insurance, claim file 
Fersom Mort v. Moreno - subject matter jurisdiction, crossclaim 
90 CWELT-2008 v. Yacht Club - foreclosure sale, vacatur 
Rodriguez v. Guerra - lis pendens, discharge, appellate jurisdiction


Fourth District Court of Appeal – West Palm Beach

Tognoli v. Philip Morris - comparative fault 
Blok Builders v. Katryniok - rehearing; indemnity 
Joseph v. State - hearsay; recorded jail calls 
Gomez v. State - rape shield law 
Black v. Cohen - voir dire; objections; preservation 
Bittle v. State - competency 
Target v. Kaufer - negligence; mode of operation 
Williams v. State - Jimmy Ryce Act; hearsay 
Cameron v. Jastremski - defamation; immunity; public official 
Lenz v. State - closing argument; voir dire, preemptory strike 
Hill v. State - probation violation 
Jervis v. Geico - insurance; written notice; s. 627.727 
Kirschner v. Kirschner - rehearing; martial settlement agreement 
Nolden v. Summit Fin - usury; motor vehicle finance 
Santos v. State - closing argument; preservation 
HSBC Bank v. Sanchez - rehearing; foreclosure; res judicata 
Smulders v. Thirty-Three Sixty Condo - mootness 
Mitchell v. State - new trial; preservation 
Wright v. Deutsche Bank - foreclosure; summary judgment 
North Shore Medical v. Accredited Health - arbitration; predecessor entity 
Fort Lauderdale v. Nichols - sovereign immunity 
Custom Marine v. Boywic Farms - commercial lease; payments 
Guy v. Plaza Home Mortg - Broward Clerk; procedures


Fifth District Court of Appeal – Daytona Beach

PNC v. Roberts - foreclosure; default letter 
Turan v. Nationstar - judicial default 
Gonzalez v. Stern - relinquishment; scope 
Thomas v. State - postconviction relief 
Maxwell v. State - sentencing 
McIntosh v. State - postconviction relief 
REB v. DCF - parental rights 
HRG v. DCF - parental rights


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