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Florida Appeals Court Decisions: Week of December 31, 2018 - January 4, 2019

Appellate & Trial Support   |   January 4, 2019
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U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals

Meders v. Warden - postconviction relief, AEDPA

Florida Supreme Court - Tallahassee

Williams v. State - self-defense, sentencing
Glass v. Nationstar Mort - appellate fees, prevailing party, voluntary dismissal
Wheaton v. Wheaton - settlement proposals, email service
In re R Reg Fla Bar - amended bar rules
In re Fla Std Jury Instr (Crim) - amended instructions
Citizens v. Fla State BOE - education, constitutional challenges, political questions
Orange Cnty v. Singh - elections code, preemption, home rule
Reese v. State - capital case, postconviction relief
In re Fla Std Jury Instr (Contracts) - corrected new instructions

First District Court of Appeal - Tallahassee

Teachman v. State - confession; victim’s relationship evidence
Lockhart v. State - sentencing, Graham
CDC Cap v. MTGLQ - Applegate affirmance
Mullaly v. State - sentencing
Lewis v. State - appellate jurisdiction, plea, need to reserve
IAD v. DOR - tax exemption, motion pictures, statutory interpretation
Gay v. Gay - marital dissolution, imputed income
Signtronix v. Annabelle’s - forum selection clause
Balzer v. Ryan - second-tier certiorari, tree damage
Pamphile v. State - appellate jurisdiction, competency
Atkins v. State - untimely prisoner appeal

Second District Court of Appeal - Lakeland

Crum v. State - pro se disciplinary referral
Wilson v. State - probation revocation
Crary v. Tri-Par Estates - taxing district, rules, enforcement authority
Hammond v. State - probation revocation
Kennon v. State - postconviction relief
ERHM Ortho v. Edwards - employment, prevailing party fees
KE v. DCF - parental rights, termination

Third District Court of Appeal - Miami

RDS v. DCF - parental rights, dependency, termination
Shands v. Marathon - inverse condemnation
Diaz v. Casino Cafe - summary judgment affirmance
Plummer v. State - plea withdrawal
Thomas v. State - postconviction relief

Fourth District Court of Appeal - West Palm Beach

KIS Group v. Moquin - punitive damages; s. 768.72; fraud
ET v. DCF - parental rights; due process
JD v. DCF - dependency

Fifth District Court of Appeal - Daytona Beach

Strong v. State - failure to show remorse, sentencing
State v. Butler - murder, new trial
Bowe v. US Bank - foreclosure, equitable estoppel
Honor v. State - juvenile sentencing, murder


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