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Florida Appeals Court Decisions: Week of May 18 - 22, 2020

Appellate & Trial Support   |   May 22, 2020
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U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals

Statton v. Fla Fed JNC - FOIA, judicial nominating commission
Compulife v. Rutstein - copyright, trade secrets, false advertising, computer hacking

Florida Supreme Court - Tallahassee

Phillips v. State - capital case, postconviction relief
In re R Reg Fla Bar - amended rule 21-4.1, military spouses
State v. Johnson - jury selection, preservation of error

First District Court of Appeal - Tallahassee

Wesson v. Fla Peninsula Ins - fees multiplier, contingency cases
JAX Refrig v. Chin - temporary injunction
Joseph v. State - jury selection
Roshell v. State - competency
Davis v. State - competency
Washington v. State - Stand Your Ground
In re Grd Jury - grand jury report
Morgan v. Am Airlines - workers' compensation
Vinson v. Vinson - contempt, equitable distribution
Walker v. State - communications device, unlawful use
Kerridge v. State - scrivener's error
Lowery v. State - scrivener's error

Second District Court of Appeal - Lakeland

Sullivan v. State - Stand Your Ground
USF Trustees v. Carter - empty chair, causation; Stuart v. Hertz instruction
Reynolds Ventures v. Gilbert - appellate jurisdiction
Pinello v. State - probation revocation
State v. Kendrick - appellate counsel sanctions
Houston v. Tampa Firefight Pension - retirement benefits
Gokay v. State - probation, STD test
CG v. MM - paternity, timesharing

Third District Court of Appeal - Miami

Demircan v. Mikhaylov - probate, trust, fees
State v. Quero - sentencing
State v. Garcia - certiorari, sentencing
Robinson v. State - sentencing
Deshazior v. Safepoint - insurance, seepage exclusion
Mordica v. State - burglary; cross-exam, prior inconsistent statements
Hernandez v. Citizens - insurance, earth movement exclusion
McWilliams v. State - due process, identification procedures
Miami Bch v. Fla Gas - appellate jurisdiction
Old Cutler Lakes v. SRP SUB - property, foreclosure, past due assessments
Gilbert v. Gilbert - marital settlement agreement
Morales Law Grp v. Rodman - service of process
Hechevarria-Figuerro v. State - habeas corpus

Fourth District Court of Appeal - West Palm Beach

Coto v. State - double jeopardy
Kokhan v. Auto Club Ins - insurance, exclusion
Atallah v. Transworld Bus Brokers - sale, commission
Thomas v. State - assault, element
Griffin v. Palm Beach BCC - summary judgment, affirmative defense
US Bank v. Buchanan - foreclosure, lost note
Rehab Ctr at Hollywood Hills v. FPL - duty, energy supply
Lockett v. State - jury request, view defendant
Jallali v. Christiana - wrongful foreclosure
Henderson Behavioral Health v. Cortes - medical malpractice, presuit

Fifth District Court of Appeal - Daytona Beach

Arnold v. State - Anders appeal, written order
Hillman v. State - Anders appeal, oral pronouncement
Miller v. Miller - dissolution, attorney's fees
Specialty Solutions v. Baxter Gypsum - default, unliquidated damages, void
Turpenning v. State - Anders appeal, costs
Willoughby v. State - murder, theft, harmless error
Taylor v. State - cost, § 318.18(11)(b)
Milton v. State - Anders appeal, cost of investigation
GEICO v. Accident Injury Clinic - certiorari, discovery, Irizarry
Jones v. Jones - dissolution, alimony, injunction
Banash v. State - postconviction relief
Smith v. State - habeas corpus
Jackson v. State - Spencer warning, pro se
Sapeg v. State - sentence


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