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Florida Appeals Court Decisions: Week of April 12 - 16, 2021

Appellate & Trial Support   |   April 16, 2021
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U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals

US v Russell - sentence reduction
In re: Courtney Wild - en banc, Jeffrey Epstein, Crime Victims' Right Act
Miller v. Gizmodo - defamation, fair report privilege
Uzuegbunam v. Preczewski - nominal damages, mootness

Florida Supreme Court - Tallahassee

Doty v. State - order denying rehearing, concurrence
Woodbury v. State - capital case, direct appeal
In re R Reg Fla Bar - amended bar rule, CLE programs, prohibiting quotas

First District Court of Appeal - Tallahassee

Hartz v. Wells Fargo - foreclosure, condition precedent, VA regs, amounts owed
McArthur v. State - inadvertent photo display, Miranda, text messages
Gibson v. State - prior consistent statement
Coleman v. State - hearsay, preservation of error
Burnett Int'l Col v. Bd of Nursing - nursing program, termination, formal hearing
Point Conversions v. Natha Govan - mandamus
Williams v. State - postconviction relief
Cook v. DOC - public records, hearing requirement
Gilbert v. State - ineffective assistance, appellate counsel
Romero v. State - sentencing
Tanner v. Tanner - marital dissolution, equitable distribution,
Global Hookah v. DBPR - tobacco, tax, Commerce Clause challenge
Ramsey v. State - competency
Kirkland v. State - probation revocation
Blue v. State - ineffective assistance, appellate counsel
Watts v. State - pro se sanctions
Cuellar v. Rubi - appellate jurisdiction, final order

Second District Court of Appeal - Lakeland

212 W 18 v. Kozel - proceedings supplementary judgment, underlying decision reversal
Finlaw v. Finlaw - probate, devise, partnership agreement
Laquidara v. Houghtaling - stalking injunction, evidence
State v. Michaud - certiorari, sentencing
UATP Mgmt v. Barnes - arbitration
Villagio at Estero v. Am Cap Assur - insurance appraisal, certified conflict
Avatar P&C v. Flores - certiorari, discovery
Siesta Key Ass'n v. Sarasota - beach restoration, EPA challenge
Ranucci v. Palmetto - real property, annexation, limitations statute
Wilkinson v. Bell - contempt, parenting plan
Friedberg v. O'Doyle Rules - real property, contract, first refusal

Third District Court of Appeal - Miami

Valdes v. State - Stand Your Ground, conflict certified
Harris v. Walker - standard of review
Readon v. WPLG - dismissal with prejudice, defamation
BJ's v. Bugliaro - class certification, injunction, FDUTPA
THH v. Caceres - motion to dismiss, personal jurisdiction
FM3 Liquors v. Bien-Aime - landlord, tenant
Lubin v. State- postconviction relief
Jefferson v. State - postconviction relief
United Auto v. Gables Rehab - summary judgment

Fourth District Court of Appeal - West Palm Beach

Cannon v. State - battery; burglary of conveyance
Cohen's Org v. Premier Fire - alter ego, corporate veil
Powers v. State - sentencing, DUI
Sinclair v. State - Miranda, reinitiating dialogue
Lenmar Realty v. Sun Electric - lease, rental monies, court registry
Herman v. State - expert, unpreserved error
Colarte v. State - sentencing, costs
OH v. State - delinquency; disposition order
Lafayette v. Moody - peremptory challenge, Melbourne
AE v. State - delinquency; probation, hearsay

Fifth District Court of Appeal - Daytona Beach

Palmer v. Palmer - dissolution, child support, alimony
Veith v. Veith - dissolution, child support, equitable distribution
Lindberg v. Fitzgerald - certiorari, frivolousness, pro se warning
Lindberg v. Citro - certiorari, frivolousness, pro se warning
Lindberg v. Assam - certiorari, frivolousness, pro se warning
Bufford v. State - Spencer bar, pro se


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