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Florida Appeals Court Decisions: Week of November 16 - 20, 2020

Appellate & Trial Support   |   November 20, 2020
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U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals

Thai Meditation Association v. Mobile - zoning, RLUIPA, free exercise
Tracy v. FAU - employment, contract, retaliation, evidence
Young v. Grand Canyon - federal student loans, arbitration, borrow-defense claim
LaCourse v. Defense Support - DOSHA, preemption, government-contractor defense
USA v. Johnson - sufficiency, drug quantity, sentencing
Otto v. Boca Raton - freedom of speech
Harris v. R.J. Reynolds - tobacco, Engle-progeny
Gonzalez v. USA - writ of error coram nobis, removal

Florida Supreme Court - Tallahassee

Craft v. State - capital case, direct appeal

First District Court of Appeal - Tallahassee

Seacor Island Lines v. DBPR - pilotage rates, admin review, constitutional challenge
Wilson v. State - sentencing, certified conflict
Wilson v. State - sentencing, appealability
Louro v. State - armed trespass
State v. Rush - sentencing, downward departure
Rodgers v. Publix - premises liability
DCF v. AL - parental rights, termination
Lyles v. Guffey - timesharing
Soto v. AHCA - Medicaid lien, tort settlement
Domingo v. AHCA - Medicaid lien, tort settlement
Bailey v. Women's Pelvic Health - arbitration
Smith v. State - sentencing, statement against interest, closing argument
MV Sen Mgmt v. Redus Fla Hous - fees, wrongful act doctrine
Richardson v. State - habeas corpus
Williamson v. State - habeas corpus
McMillian v. State - Williams rule evidence
Riley v. State - child hearsay, Williams rule, sexual battery evidence
Waters v. DOC - mandamus, grievance timeliness
Blackwell v. State - postconviction relief
Thomas v. Jacksonville Sheriff - settlement enforcement
DS v. APD - crisis waiver, disability
de Carvalho v. Pereira - Hague Convention, child return
Frank v. DOR - county clerk funding, constitutional challenges
Praxair v. Celentano - workers' compensation
Studemire v. State - plea withdrawal

Second District Court of Appeal - Lakeland

Murphy Auto v. DOT - inverse condemnation
Buck v. Buck - child support
Wilkins v. State - scrivener's error
Romeo v. Romeo - timesharing change
Lopez v. State - speedy trial
Allen v. DCF - Jimmy Ryce, mootness

Third District Court of Appeal - Miami

BEO Mgmt v. Horta - worthless check, piercing corporate veil
Glover v. Vasallo - certiorari, severance
Piazenko v. Pier Marine Interiors - personal jurisdiction
MST v. Caribe Ins - foreclosure, redemption
Kopp v. State - identification testimony
Lavold v. Oracle Elev - § 57.105, findings
Etienne v. Irvin - default judgment
McClenney v. State - ineffective assistance, appellate counsel
State v. Boykins - certiorari, deposition

Fourth District Court of Appeal - West Palm Beach

Metellus v. State - probation condition
Quinn v. State - probation, criminal mischief
Triton Stone Holdings v. Magna Business - contract, essential terms
US Bank v. Petre - foreclosure, discovery answers
Iriarte v. Citizens Prop Ins - insurance, summary judgment
Moore v. State - sentencing
Olenchak v. State - postconviction relief

Fifth District Court of Appeal - Daytona Beach

Carver v. Berkstresser - attorney's fees, § 772.11, recovery from counsel
JB v. State - involuntary inpatient placement, substantial evidence
State v. Hart - suppression, warrants, probable cause
Collito v. State - habeas corpus; ineffective assistance, appellate


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