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Florida Appeals Court Decisions: Week of September 14 - 18, 2020

Appellate & Trial Support   |   September 18, 2020
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U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals

Ledford v. Warden - postconviction relief
Sowers v. RJ Reynolds - relevancy, closing argument, punitives, 7th Am
Luke v. Gulley - malicious prosecution, favorable termination
LeCroy v. USA - stay of execution
Presnell v. Warden - postconviction relief
USA v. Boyd- sentencing, appeal waiver
Franks v. Warden - postconviction relief
Hall v. Flournoy - § 1983, qualified immunity, interlocutory appeal, jurisdiction
Gherardi v. Citigroup - employment, vacatur of arbitration
Johnson v. NPAS - class settlement, timing of objections, incentives, reasoning

Florida Supreme Court - Tallahassee

Lott v. State - capital case, postconviction relief

First District Court of Appeal - Tallahassee

Armstrong v. State - postconviction relief
Richardson v. Adams - Applegate affirmance
Godwin v. McKamey - appellate jurisdiction
Coleman v. State - hearsay, findings, preservation
Kartsonis v. State - written opinion request, sentencing
Johnson v. State - sentencing, collateral estoppel
Anderson v. State - postconviction relief
Bell v. State - sentencing
Showntail the Legend v. DBPR - license suspension, stay, COVID

Second District Court of Appeal - Lakeland

Emke v. State - sentencing

Third District Court of Appeal - Miami

2711 Hollywood Bch CA v. TRG - economic loss rule
Lopez v. State - justifiable force instruction
Palma v. SF Pulmonary - UCC, promissory notes, accommodation parties
Warren v. State - jury instructions, using hypotheticals
Bridge Golde v. Pix Realty - appellate jurisdiction
Cuomo Trading v. World Contract - contract breach
Cobb v. State - postconviction relief
Carrero v. State - sentencing

Fourth District Court of Appeal - West Palm Beach

Eam v. State - Miranda, non-custodial interrogation
Field v. Lloyd's - insurance, defense costs, claim
Brant v. Metro Life Ins - foreclosure, local action rule, cross-collateral
Pennymac v. Ustarez - foreclosure, condition precedent
Alexander v. State - postconviction relief
Burdett v. Opton - promissory note, attorney's fees, § 679.623(2)(b)
Riggs v. US Bank - mandamus, reconsideration, hearing

Fifth District Court of Appeal - Daytona Beach

Wilmington Savings v. Greenwell - foreclosure, standing, conditions precedent
Vang v. Guillen - attorney's fees, sanction
Ryland v. Beachside - appellate jurisdiction, rehearing
Bryant v. Geoghagan - dismissal, prejudice
Kirk v. State - sentence
Cruz v. State - Quarterman's release, willful violation
State v. D'Agostino - certiorari, jury size, capital case
Williams v. State - postconviction relief


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