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Florida Appeals Court Decisions: Week of October 26 - 30, 2020

Appellate & Trial Support   |   October 30, 2020
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U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals

USA v. Bazantes - False Statements Act, sentencing
USA v. Wilson - jurisdiction, National Firearms Act, search, self-representation, sentencing
Wright v. Sumter Co BOE - Voting Rights Act, vote dilution
USA v. Joseph - search and seizure, mistrial, evidence, experts, hearsay, sentencing
Gonzalez v. Ga Gov - election, preliminary injunction
Muransky v. Godiva - en banc, standing, FACTA

Florida Supreme Court - Tallahassee

Lawrence v. State - capital case, direct appeal
In re Fla R App P - amended rules
In re Fla R App P - amended rules

First District Court of Appeal - Tallahassee

Hunt v. Lightfoot - remittitur
Cypress P&C v. Empire Mitigation - insurance, appraisal
Sanchez v. YRC - workers' compensation
Woods v. State - postconviction relief

Second District Court of Appeal - Lakeland

Ryan v. State - vindictive sentencing
Abu-Khadier v. Ft Myers - inverse condemnation, damages
Maksymowska v. State - ineffective assistance, jury instructions
Kuhnsman v. Wells Fargo - foreclosure, condition precedent
Goesel v. State - search and seizure
Forty One Yellow v. Escalona - foreclosure, reopening evidence, res judicata
Aponte-Velez v. State - sentencing, public defender fee, certified conflict
Suarez Trucking v. Sounders - settlement proposal, acceptance, essential terms
Morales v. State - public defender fee
JE v. State - probation revocation
Doland v. State - jail credit

Third District Court of Appeal - Miami

We The Best Music v. Stafford - new trial, misrepresentations, closing argument
Lazzari v. Univ of Miami - Jackson Memorial, sovereign immunity
Etienne v. State - probation revocation
Music Royalty v. ASCAP - declaratory relief, pleading
Troncoso v. Larrain - intervention
Brown v. State - sentencing
Coriat v. Coriat - attorney's fees, clerical work
Simmonds v. Olaechea - appellate standing
Montanez v. State - pro se sanctions

Fourth District Court of Appeal - West Palm Beach

St Lot v. State - child victim, hearsay
Thurston v. State - hearsay, prosecutor statements
O'Neal v. O'Neal - marital dissolution, equitable distribution
Feliciano v. DOR - child support; administrative findings
Sjogren v. Sjogren - alimony, modification
Frogel v. Philip Morris - jury selection, questionnaire
RF v. State - search and seizure

Fifth District Court of Appeal - Daytona Beach

Chaudhry v. Adventist Health - jury instruction, causation; Florida Private Whistleblower Act
White v. State - carjacking, competency
Titusville Construction v. Butcher Trust- compensatory damages, substantial evidence
Cummings v. State - special concurrence; voluntary plea
Henry v. State - postconviction relief
Davis v. State - ineffective assistance, appellate
Wilson v. State - postconviction relief
Heard v. State - Spencer warning, pro se


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