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Florida Appeals Court Decisions: Week of March 2 - 6, 2020

Appellate & Trial Support   |   March 6, 2020
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U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals

Sargeant v. Hall - costs post-dismissal
Woods v. Ala DOC - stay of execution
Woods v. Warden - successive habeas corpus
Woods v. Warden - substitute counsel
Auto Alignment & Body v. State Farm - jurisdiction, antitrust

Florida Supreme Court - Tallahassee

Anderson v. State - reckless driving as lesser included
Smith v. State - capital case, postconviction relief
In re Std Jury Instr - standard jury instructions, new procedures

First District Court of Appeal - Tallahassee

Ray v. DOC - postconviction relief
Frederick v. FCOR - belated appeal, civil proceeding
Maddox v. DCF - Medicaid benefits, power of attorney
Hill v. State - sentencing, double jeopardy
State v. DMS - mootness
Casey v. DOC - mandamus, duty to rule
Lowry v. State - ineffective assistance
Santiago v. State - postconviction relief
Clark v. State - scrivener's error
Barber v. DOC - certiorari, post-conviction relief

Second District Court of Appeal - Lakeland

Heid v. FIGA - sinkhole claims, fees, certified question
Treadway v. State - sentencing, certified question
Heritage Found v. Estate of Schmid - probate, attorney's fees
Meyers v. Meyers - timesharing
Bryant v. State - sentencing
Christensen v. Christensen - MSA, contempt, fees
Donofrio v. State - oaths
Hock v. Triad Guar Ins - administrative dissolution, power to sue, en banc
Judy v. Judy - alimony
State v. Johns - sentencing
State v. JC - search and seizure
JP Morgan v. US Equity - rule 1.540, extrinsic fraud

Third District Court of Appeal - Miami

Lifshultz v. 20 Condo Ass'n - appellate jurisdiction
Law v. Law - MSA, interpretation
Beem v. Ferguson - Applegate affirmance, fees; prejudgment interest
Ottey v. Citizens - coverage, summary judgment
Pena v. Bi-Lo Holdings - spoliation, adverse inference, summary judgment
State Farm v. Ceda Health - certiorari, PIP benefits, judicial disqualification
Hotel Ass'n v. AirBnB - rule 9.100(d) petition, public records access
Concepcion v. State - habeas corpus
Zhou v. In re Chen - fees, inherent authority, notice
JG v. DCF - certiorari, custody
FCA v. DCF - certiorari, dependency
LC v. DCF - certiorari, dependency
Anchor P&C v. Yanes - certiorari, insurance, claim file discovery

Fourth District Court of Appeal - West Palm Beach

Bentrim v. Bentrim - marital dissolution, attorney's fees
Safeco Ins v. Heikka - s. 57.105, attorney's fees
PDK v. McConnell - shareholder agreement; oral modification
Beseler v. Avatar Prop - fraud on the court, sanctions, dismissal
Socol v. Socol - stipulation, attorney's fees; parental responsibility
Boucher v. Warren - temporary injunction, domestic violence
Ramsey v. State - competency hearing
Delorme v. State - sentencing
Howard v. Providence Cap - Rule 5-1.1, trust funds, injunctive relief
Ming v. NS FOA - judicial disqualification
Schwartz v. Bank of Am - foreclosure, law of the case, motion to vacate

Fifth District Court of Appeal - Daytona Beach

Richards v. State - remand, investigative costs
Smith v. State - sexual battery, interview, unfair prejudice
JN v. DCF - Medicaid assistance, substantial evidence
Register v. State - Anders appeal, corrected written order
Carter v. Bromberg - plenary guardian; due process, notice
CN v. IGC - certified conflict; timesharing modification, substantial evidence
State Farm v. Thompson - alternative dispute resolution, disinterested appraiser
Shoulders v. State - murder, sentencing, concession of error
Lewis v. State - Spencer warning, pro se
Terry v. State - Spencer warning, pro se


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