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Castellanos v. Next Door Co.
Date: April 28, 2016
Docket Number: SC13-2082

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner, who was injured in the course of his employment with Respondent, prevailed in his workers’ compensation claim through the assistance of his attorney. The fee awarded to Petitioner’s attorney amounted to only...

Pfeffer v. Labor Ready Southeast, Inc.
Date: April 28, 2016
Docket Number: SC14-1325

Justia Opinion Summary: This workers’ compensation case involved the statutory attorney’s fees provision declared unconstitutional in the Supreme Court’s opinion in Castellanos v. Next Door Co. Pursuant to the fee schedule in Fla. Stat. 440.34,...

Diaz v. Palmetto Gen. Hosp.
Date: April 28, 2016
Docket Number: SC14-1916

Justia Opinion Summary: This workers’ compensation case involved the statutory attorney’s fees provision declared unconstitutional in the Supreme Court’s opinion in Castellanos v. Next Door Co. Pursuant to the fee schedule in Fla. Stat. 440.34,...

Monroe v. State
Date: April 28, 2016
Docket Number: SC14-2296

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was convicted of sexual battery against a child by a person eighteen years of age or older and lewd and lascivious molestation on a child by a person eighteen years of age or older. The tria...

Richardson v. Aramark/Sedgwick CMS
Date: April 28, 2016
Docket Number: SC14-738

Justia Opinion Summary: This workers’ compensation case involved the statutory attorney’s fees provision declared unconstitutional in the Supreme Court’s opinion in Castellanos v. Next Door Co. Pursuant to the fee schedule in Fla. Stat. 440.34,...

Norvil v. State
Date: April 28, 2016
Docket Number: SC14-746

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant entered an open plea to the charge of armed burglary of a dwelling. Before sentencing, the State filed a sentencing memorandum recommending that the court consider a new charge pending against Defendant for bur...

Daniel Stahl v. Hialeah Hospital, et al.
Date: April 28, 2016
Docket Number: SC15-725

JBK Assocs., Inc. v. Sill Bros., Inc.
Date: April 28, 2016
Docket Number: SC15-977

Justia Opinion Summary: After obtaining a final judgment against Patrick Sill, JBK Associates, Inc. served garnishment writs on Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC in order to collect on the judgment from Sill’s bank account. Sill filed a motion to disso...

Noel v. State
Date: April 21, 2016
Docket Numbers: SC14-274, SC14-1952

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was convicted of one count of conspiracy to commit racketeering and one count of first-degree grand theft. After a sentencing hearing, the trial court ordered Defendant to serve ten years in...

State v. McAdams
Date: April 21, 2016
Docket Numbers: SC14-788, SC14-826

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was indicted on two counts of first-degree murder. Defendant moved to suppress any statements he made to law enforcement and any evidence obtained as a result of those statements, asserting that he was in custo...

Rigterink v. State
Date: April 21, 2016
Docket Number: SC14-971

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was convicted of two counts of first-degree murder and sentenced to death for the murders. Defendant filed a motion to vacate his convictions and sentences, arguing that he was denied a fair guilt phase because...

In Re: Standard Jury Instructions in Civil Cases
Date: April 21, 2016
Docket Number: SC15-1275

In Re: Standard Jury Instructions in Civil Cases
Date: April 21, 2016
Docket Number: SC15-1279

State v. Queior
Date: April 21, 2016
Docket Number: SC15-367

Justia Opinion Summary: The State sought to revoke Defendant’s probation based upon Defendant's alleged illegal drug use in violation of the conditions of his probation. The Second District Court of Appeal reversed the trial court’s revocation...

In Re: Amendments to Florida Rule of Judicial Administration 2.240
Date: April 21, 2016
Docket Number: SC16-170

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