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Florida Appeals Court Decisions: Week of January 11 - 15, 2021

Appellate & Trial Support   |   January 15, 2021
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U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals

Amodeo v. Warden - postconviction relief
Williams v. USA - sentencing, ACCA
Bibby v. MIC - FCA, materiality, public disclosure bar, standing

Florida Supreme Court - Tallahassee

In re Fla R App P - amended rule

First District Court of Appeal - Tallahassee

Albritton v. State - postconviction relief
Massey v. State - sentencing, probation violation
Owens v. State - sentencing
Jubran v. S Lane Distrib - premises liability, summary judgment
Smith v. State - probation revocation
Mills v. State - postconviction relief
Milne v. Inch - inmate, mandamus timing, lien
PJ v. DCF - parental rights, termination
Collias v. Gateway Acad - premises liability, open and obvious danger
Baca v. State - belated appeal
Ammeen v. Sjogren - trusts, breach of trust
Ideal Prof'l Inst v. Fla Bd of Nursing - school accreditation termination
Akel v. State - postconviction relief
Moralez v. Inch - habeas corpus
Reshard v. McNeil - habeas corpus

Second District Court of Appeal - Lakeland

Davis v. State - continuance, prosecutor closing argument
Bell v. State - community control violation
Ramirez v. State - probation revocation
Nichols v. State - alligators, special concern species, confusing jury instructions
Pratus v. Marzucco's Constr - premises liability, open and obvious danger
Synaxis Land v. Hunt Real Estate - collateral release, summary judgment
Avery v. Avery - appellate jurisdiction, fees without amount
Glevis v. Glevis - finality, magistrate recommendation; marital dissolution, timesharing
Gibson v. State - jury selection, Melbourne analysis
DS v. State - sentencing
Kegler v. State - community control violation

Third District Court of Appeal - Miami

Posey v. State - reverse Williams rule evidence
State v. Yero - state's appellate rights, mandate, intervening authority
Opa-Locka v. Suarez - class certification, water billing, water deposits
McFarlane v. State - postconviction relief
Ramos v. Miss Real Estate - proceedings supplementary, charging order
Bank of Am v. Williams Island Prop - foreclosure, summary judgment
Children's Home Soc'y v. KW - certiorari, civil contempt
Nat'l Med Imaging v. Lyon Fin Servs - en banc, bankruptcy, appellate stay
Parisi v. Qiadri de Kingston - personal jurisdiction
Thomas v. State Farm - certiorari, insurance, appraisers, bias discovery
Clarington v. State - probation violation
Avatar P&C v. Mitchell - certiorari, insurance, discovery, work product
Amezcua v. Cortez - injunction, foreign judgment, comity

Fourth District Court of Appeal - West Palm Beach

Metellus v. State - double jeopardy
OL v. State - DJJ recommendation, written competency order

Fifth District Court of Appeal - Daytona Beach

Rouse v. State - Anders appeal, costs
Ball v. State - criminal, competency, withdraw plea
Howell v. State - probation violation, willfulness
Taylor v. State - dissent, postconviction relief
Balut v. Balut - partial equitable distribution, interim


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