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Florida Appeals Court Decisions: Week of August 9 - 13, 2021

Florida Appeals Court Decisions: Week of August 9 - 13, 2021

Appellate & Trial Support   |   August 13, 2021
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U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals

US v. Harris - Batson, trial rulings
US v. Akwuba - jury instructions, trial rulings
Simon v. SSA Comm'r - disability benefits
Support Working Animals v. Fla Gov - standing
Behr v. Campbell - ­Rooker-Feldman
US v. Coats - sentencing
Bradshaw v. FAA - procedural due process
Ridgewood Health Care v. NLRB - union activity

Florida Supreme Court - Tallahassee

No decisions this week.

First District Court of Appeal - Tallahassee

Walker v. State - principal instruction
Hightower v. State - postconviction relief
Muchhala v. DHSMV - second-tier certiorari, driver's license
Matthews v. Jacksonville - mandamus
Holifield v. Big Bend Cares - public records, open meetings
Richardson v. State - Faretta, cross-examination, kidnapping
Upton v. State - sentencing
Wooden v. Panama Bch - sovereign immunity
FWCC v. Hahr - sovereign immunity
Dukes v. State - postconviction relief
Simpkins v. State - pro se sanctions

Second District Court of Appeal - Lakeland

Gilbert v. State - evidence, Facebook messages, journal, closing
Marcario v. State - statute of limitations
Maas v. HSBC - criminal contempt
Castro v. Sun n Lake Sebring - foreclosure, rule 1.540
Juhl v. Juhl - rule 1.525, family law cases
EP v. Lakeland PD - virtual hearing, notice
Wright Ins v. Nationwide - bad faith, statute of limitations
Burns v. Lynwood Arnold - voluntary dismissal, subsequent order
Samaniego v. Samaniego - alimony
Iwanicki v. Safepoint Ins - insurance, premature suit, contract breach
OTI Fiber v. Centerstate Bank - contract breach
Watrous v. State - First Amendment, panhandling

Third District Court of Appeal - Miami

Couch v. State - postconviction relief
Izaguirre v. Sanchez - family law, relocate
Lenahan v. Lenahan - attorney's fees
Morikawa v. Castro - claim dismissal
Ransom v. Brocklin - custody, due process
Walls v. State - postconviction relief, mootness
Perez v. Jaimot - partition, jurisdiction

Fourth District Court of Appeal - West Palm Beach

Puzio v. State - remand, resentencing, first-degree murder
Brevil v. State - sale of drugs, child care facility, required signage
Taubenfeld v. Lasko - fiduciary duty, conversion
Kaiser v. State - probation revocation, imprisonment
Cabrera v. State - ineffective assistance, trial; evidentiary hearing
N Broward Chiro v. GEICO - PIP insurer, deductible, § 627.736
MB v. DCF - parental rights, termination
IMC Med Ctr v. Deluca - certiorari, irreparable harm, discovery
Oakland Park v. Progressive Ins - dismissal, due process, pretrial stipulation

Fifth District Court of Appeal - Daytona Beach

Wells Fargo v. EFT Corp - negligent misrepresentation, punitives
Widerman Malek v. Special Needs Trust - sanctions, joint and several
Wilson v. DCF - adoption petition, dismissal
Knight v. State - child molestation, competency, child hearsay
Gonzalez v. State - Spencer warning, pro se


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