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The Florida Bar v. Jose Carlos Marrero
Date: February 26, 2015
Docket Number: SC11-1780

T.S., a Juvenile v. State of Florida
Date: February 26, 2015
Docket Number: SC13-1223

Lionel Michael Miller v. Julie L. Jones, etc.
Date: February 26, 2015
Docket Number: SC13-1786

State v. Dorsett
Date: February 26, 2015
Docket Number: SC13-310

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was charged with leaving the scene of a crash resulting in an injury under Florida’s hit-and-run statute. During trial, Defendant proposed a jury instruction that required the jury to find as an essential eleme...

Miller v. State
Date: February 26, 2015
Docket Number: SC13-516

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was convicted of first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, burglary of a dwelling with a battery therein, and attempted robbery with a deadly weapon. Defendant was sentenced to death for the murder. T...

Chase v. Horace Mann Ins. Co.
Date: February 19, 2015
Docket Number: SC13-2013

Justia Opinion Summary: Horace Mann issued an insurance policy to Richard Chase. Richard signed a form in which he selected reduced uninsured motorist limits. Horace Mann later removed Richard as the sole named insurance from the policy and ins...

Oyola v. State
Date: February 19, 2015
Docket Number: SC13-2048

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was convicted of first-degree murder, false imprisonment, armed robbery with a deadly weapon, and grand theft of a motor vehicle. Defendant was sentenced to death for the murder conviction. The Supreme Court af...

In Re: Amendments to the Florida Rules of Juvenile Procedure
Date: February 19, 2015
Docket Number: SC15-150

Sanislo v. Give Kids The World, Inc.
Date: February 12, 2015
Docket Number: SC12-2409

Justia Opinion Summary: Give Kids the World, Inc. is a non-profit organization that provides free vacations to seriously ill children and their families at its resort village. Stacy and Eric Sanislo were vacationing at the village with their se...

Sanders v. Erp Operating Ltd. P’ship
Date: February 12, 2015
Docket Number: SC12-2416

Justia Opinion Summary: Two young adults were shot to death by unknown assailants inside their apartment. The apartment was located in an apartment complex marketed as a “gated community.” Plaintiff, as personal representative of the decedents’...

The Florida Bar v. Daniel Mark Cohen
Date: February 12, 2015
Docket Number: SC12-2724

Carr v. State
Date: February 5, 2015
Docket Number: SC11-476

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Emilia Carr was found guilty of first-degree murder and kidnapping. The trial court sentenced Carr to death, concluding that the aggravating circumstances outweighed the mitigating circumstances. The...

Koster v. Sullivan
Date: February 5, 2015
Docket Number: SC13-159

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed a complaint against Defendant. Defendant did not file an answer or other responsive pleadings and failed to appear at the hearing on Plaintiff’s motion for final default. Defendant later moved to set asid...

In Re: Standard Jury Instructions in Criminal Cases
Date: February 5, 2015
Docket Number: SC14-1308

Larry Charles Williams v. State of Florida
Date: January 29, 2015
Docket Number: SC13-2315

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