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Florida Appeals Court Decisions: Week of February 5 - 9, 2018

Appellate & Trial Support   |   February 5, 2018
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U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals

Target Media v. Specialty Marketing - defamation, Rooker-Feldman doctrine 
Salinas v. Ramsey - post-judgment discovery, limitations 
ML Healthcare v. Publix - collateral sources, spoliation 
Godelia v. Zoll Services - products, negligent infliction of emotional distress 
Green v. Georgia - habeas corpus, ineffective assistance, exhaustion


Florida Supreme Court – Tallahassee

Hamilton v. State - capital case, postconviction relief 
Rodgers v. State - capital case, postconviction relief; Hurst 
In re Std Jury Instr (Crim) - amended instructions 
In re Std Jury Instr (Crim) - additional amendments


First District Court of Appeal – Tallahassee

Stewart v. Stewart - equitable distribution 
Ash v. Campion - dissolution, contempt 
Murry v. State - missing transcript 
Berry v. State - competency 
Walker v. State - competency 
Thompson v. State - pro se sanctions 
US Bank v. Tranumn - attorney's fees, following merits reversal 
In re 73 Engle Cases - dismissal with prejudice 
Staines v. RJ Reynolds - Engle progeny, dismissal with prejudice 
Copeland v. State - sentencing 
Nassirou v. Borba - marital dissolution 
Crapo v. Provident Grp - taxes, real property 
Burnett v. Burnett - dissolution, alimony, insurance, fees 
Nolley v. State - constructive possession; opinion on guilt 
Cheney v. State - Faretta inquiry 
Hunt v. Lightfoot - certiorari, discovery, surveillance video 
DMS v. Ferron - prohibition, wrongful denial of claims


Second District Court of Appeal – Lakeland

Soria v. Soria - equitable distribution, alimony 
Persaud v. Persaud - alimony, child support 
St Louis v. State - double jeopardy 
Grimes v. Lottes - real property, broker commission, misrepresentation 
GAL v. DCF - parental rights, termination 
DeJesus v. MJRK - homestead, lien


Third District Court of Appeal – Miami

Douglas v. State - postconviction relief 
HSBC Bank v. Buset - foreclosure, standing; expert testimony, legal issues 
Wright v. State - pro se sanctions 
Williams v. Nuno - service of process 
Worth v. Estate of Stern - certiorari, punitive damages 
Diaz v. US Bank - foreclosure, sale while rehearing pending 
Rodriguez v. State - prohibition, Stand Your Ground immunity 
Bardakjy v. Empire Inv - appellate jurisdiction, appealable order 
Gutierrez v. State - sentencing 
Lincoln Enter v. Bookstein - appellate jurisdiction, stay, eviction


Fourth District Court of Appeal – West Palm Beach

Oakley v. State - sentencing 
Platt v. State - sentencing; offer of counsel 
Sabido v. Bank of NY Mellon - appellate attorney's fees 
Diaz v. Vasquez - marital dissolution; venue 
Pierre v. State - ineffective assistance; appellate counsel


Fifth District Court of Appeal – Daytona Beach

Nabbie v. Orlando Outlet - guaranty 
Progressive v. Fla Hosp - PIP, deductible, certified question 
Prewitt v. Kimmons - trust, fiduciary duties 
Browne v. State - robbery with weapon 
Hall v. Southcreek Homeowners - homeowners association, assessments 
Lapinski v. Green Tree - foreclosure, deficiency waived 
Keller v. Ramseyer - injunction for protection 
Restoration v. ASI - assignment of benefits


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