Florida Appeals Court Decisions: Week of May 25 - 29, 2020

Appellate & Trial Support   |   May 29, 2020
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U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals

USA v. Bates - sentencing, evidence, self-defense
Patel v. Madison - excessive force, qualified immunity
Genworth Life v. TVPX - insurance, class action, res judicata

Florida Supreme Court - Tallahassee

In re Fla Code Jud Cond - judicial conduct, soliciting funds
In re R Reg Fla Bar - amended bar rules

First District Court of Appeal - Tallahassee

Boston v. State - Stand Your Ground; certified conflict
Bartow v. Flores - workers' compensation; certified question
State v. Fla Snr Liv Assn - rule challenge, fees
Kilburn v. State - search and seizure, concealed weapons
Melton v. State - sentencing
McElwain v. State - probation revocation
Mobley v. State - probation revocation
Porter v. State - search and seizure, expungement, DNA record
Bonifay v. State - law of the case
Williams v. State - juror attention to trial
Mills v. Riley - stalking injunction
Moore v. State - habeas corpus

Second District Court of Appeal - Lakeland

Deutsche Bank v. Cope - mortgage, parcel description
Paylan v. State Atty - mandamus, public records
In re Retirement Ben v. Tampa - retirement benefits
Aswell v. State - postconviction relief
Moore v. State - grand theft; paraphernalia, intent
Schofield v. State - postconviction relief
State v. Morales - sentencing
Fredrick v. Dolgencorp - slip and fall, duty
Shields v. State - sentencing
Anderson v. Letosky - homestead exemption
Craft v. Fuller - cyberstalking
Schkrioba v. State - prohibition, Stand Your Ground

Third District Court of Appeal - Miami

Herman v. Herman - personal jurisdiction
Williams v. Taylor - vacating judgment
Alobaid v. Khan - personal jurisdiction, injunction, timesharing
Miami v. Piper - mandamus, elections, recall petitions
Rosen v. Tiffany Bal Harb - judicial disqualification

Fourth District Court of Appeal - West Palm Beach

Elder v. State - jury instruction, presumption of fear, deadly force; Stand Your Ground
Ward v. State - jury instruction, lost evidence, body-cam
Johnston Roofing v. Hernandez - construction lien, attorney's fees, default, judgment, satisfaction
State v. Fiddemon - probation violation
Jones v. State - collateral crime evidence
Pollack v Cruz - negligence, mental health provider, school shooting, undertaker's doctrine
Le Publications v. Kohl - Florida Whistleblower Act
Schlossberg v. Estate of Kaporovsky - condo unit, trust, conveyance
Yontef v. Copelow - attorney's fees, testimony in support
Astro Alum v. Inter Contal - personal jurisdiction, contract performance in Florida
BA v. DCF - parental rights, termination

Fifth District Court of Appeal - Daytona Beach

Rockledge v. Lawley - certiorari, medical malpractice
Melendez v. State - murder, jury instructions
Riggs v. State - Anders appeal, costs
Terano Financial v. Bischoff - appellate jurisdiction, quash service
Weiand v. State - juvenile sentence, § 921.1402
Hartman v. State - postconviction relief
Wooley v. State - Anders appeal, community control

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