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Milton v. State
Date: November 20, 2014
Docket Number: SC11-1338

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was convicted of three counts of attempted felony murder, which were predicated upon the underlying felony of attempted second-degree murder. As to each separate count, Defendant’s sole act was the discharge of...

Florida Board of Bar Examiners Re: J.R.B.
Date: November 20, 2014
Docket Number: SC14-759

Clark v. Crews
Date: November 20, 2014
Docket Number: SC14-866

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2001, Petitioner was convicted for one count of first-degree murder and one count of home invasion robbery and sentenced to life imprisonment on the murder conviction. Since 2006, Petitioner filed at least twenty-thre...

Special v. W. Boca Med. Ctr.
Date: November 13, 2014
Docket Number: SC11-2511

Justia Opinion Summary: After Susan Special died following the delivery of her son, Frank Special, Susan’s husband and the personal representative of his wife’s estate, filed a negligence lawsuit against Dr. Ivo Baux, Baux’s related corporation...

In Re: Amendments to Florida Rule of Appellate Procedure 9.130
Date: November 13, 2014
Docket Number: SC13-1493

Citrus County Hosp. Bd. v. Citrus Memorial Health Found., Inc.
Date: November 13, 2014
Docket Number: SC13-411

Justia Opinion Summary: Due to a dispute between the Citrus County Hospital Board and the Citrus Memorial Health Foundation, Inc., the Legislature enacted a special law that reeancted the Board’s charter. Section 16 of the charter included subs...

Beach Cmty. Bank v. City of Freeport
Date: November 13, 2014
Docket Number: SC13-455

Justia Opinion Summary: Beach Community Bank filed an action against the City of Freeport. The City moved to dismiss the complaint pursuant to the doctrine of sovereign immunity. The trial court entered a nonfinal order finding that the City wa...

Bainter v. League of Women Voters of Fla.
Date: November 13, 2014
Docket Number: SC14-1200

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2012, individuals and groups challenging the constitutional validity of a 2012 congressional redistricting plan issued a subpoena duces tecum to Pat Bainter, the president of Data Targeting, Inc., a political consulti...

Nadia Garcon, et al. v. Florida Agency for Health Care Administration
Date: November 6, 2014
Docket Number: SC12-2406

Inquiry Concerning Judge Susan B. Flood
Date: November 6, 2014
Docket Number: SC14-1364

Justia Opinion Summary: This action arose from an in appropriate relationship between Judge Susan B. Flood, Polk County Judge, and her bailiff. The Florida Judicial Qualifications Commission (JQC) found that Judge Flood’s conduct violated Canon...

In Re: Amendments to Florida Probate Rule 5.590
Date: November 6, 2014
Docket Number: SC14-1972

In Re: Amendments to the Florida Rules of Appellate Procedure
Date: November 6, 2014
Docket Number: SC14-227

Banks v. State
Date: November 3, 2014
Docket Number: SC14-2026

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant pleaded no contest to two counts of first-degree murder and one count of sexual battery on a child under the age of twelve. After a capital penalty-phase trial, the trial court sentenced Appellant to death for...

Inquiry Concerning Judge Judith W. Hawkins
Date: October 30, 2014
Docket Number: SC12-2495

Justia Opinion Summary: The hearing panel of the Florida Judicial Qualifications Commission determined that Judge Judith W. Hawkins, a county judge in the Second Judicial Court, had committed a series of violations of the Code of Judicial Condu...

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