Florida Appeals Court Decisions: Week of January 18 - 22, 2021

Appellate & Trial Support   |   January 22, 2021
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U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals

USA v. Henco - tax, statute of limitations, transferred assets
Hickman v. Spirit of Athens - FCA, retaliation
Cote v. Philip Morris - punitive damages award
Smith v. Crisp Regional Hospital - EMTALA, delay in transfer

Florida Supreme Court - Tallahassee

Citizens v. Manor House - insurance, breach, consequential damages
In re Fla R Jud Admin - amended rules
In re Fla R Jud Admin 2.420 - amended rule

First District Court of Appeal - Tallahassee

Wharton v. State - absence of alibi witnesses
Warren v. State - habeas corpus
Thomas v. State - search and seizure

Second District Court of Appeal - Lakeland

Hampson v. Hampson - alimony
Ke v. Gallagher - opportunity to secure counsel
Scott v. Lee Cnty Sch Bd - mandamus, public records
Thomas v. State - postconviction relief
Wilson v. State - sentencing
Am Cap Assur v. Cayman I - insurance, appraisal, certified conflict
Cummings v. State - Stand Your Ground
Meyers v. Shontz - new trial standards
DH v. JH - child support
Villagio at Estero CA v. Am Cap Assur - insurance, appraisal, stay

Third District Court of Appeal - Miami

Baxter v. State - murder, evidence
Lawrence v. State - probation revocation
Univ P&C v. Horne - insurance, noncompliance, waiver
Vice City Marina v. Four Ambass - condo law, declaration, rights, mootness
Cisneros v. Guinand - judicial disqualification
Romero v. State - second-tier certiorari, First Amendment, overbreadth, threats
Moise v. Ola CA - litigation privilege
Woods v. State - sentencing
Ferro v. ECI Telecom - certiorari, simultaneous litigation

Fourth District Court of Appeal - West Palm Beach

Sols v. State – sentencing
Safepoint Ins v. Ginsberg – rule 2.516; s. 57.105
Ferrer v. Jewelry Repair – franchisor, agency, control
Internal Improvement Trust Fund v. Waterfront ICW – quiet title
Mendina v. State – name change petition, criminal history
Burkeen v. State – sentencing
Varsam v. State – closing argument, fundamental error
Washington v. State – sentencing
Lundsford v. Engle – child custody, jurisdiction, due process

Fifth District Court of Appeal - Daytona Beach

Greenshields v. Greenshields - directed verdict, compulsory counterclaims, tortious interference
Bryant v. State - sentence
School Bd of Volusia Cty v. Fla East Coast Charter School - charter school application, administrative appeal
Harvey v. State - murder, robbery, life sentence
Kent v. Diaz-Navedo - Younkin, certified question; expert financial discovery
Jackson v. State - postconviction relief

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