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Miles v. Weingrad
Date: May 21, 2015
Docket Number: SC13-54

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, joined by her husband, filed a lawsuit alleging that she suffered permanent injuries due to Defendant’s surgical malpractice. The jury returned a verdict for Plaintiff and awarded, along with economic damages,...

Coba v. Tricam Indus., Inc.
Date: May 14, 2015
Docket Number: SC12-2624

Justia Opinion Summary: The decedent in this case fell from a ladder, resulting in his death. Plaintiff sued the companies that manufactured and sold the ladder, alleging that Defendants were liable on the basis of strict liability and under ne...

J.R. v. Palmer
Date: May 14, 2015
Docket Number: SC13-1549

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant, an intellectually disabled man, was charged with sexual battery and, in 2004, was involuntarily admitted to nonsecure residential services under Fla. Stat. 393.11. In 2011, Appellant filed suit under 42 U.S.C....

Citizens Prop. Ins. Corp. v. Perdido Sun Condo. Ass’n, Inc.
Date: May 14, 2015
Docket Number: SC14-185

Justia Opinion Summary: After a condominium association (Association) prevailed in a breach of contract action against its insurance company (Insurer), it sued Insurer a second time, alleging a statutory first-party bad faith claim under Fla. S...

In Re: Amendments to Florida Rule of Appellate Procedure 9.200
Date: May 14, 2015
Docket Number: SC15-765

Brooks v. State
Date: May 7, 2015
Docket Numbers: SC12-629, SC13-706

Justia Opinion Summary: After a retrial, Defendant was convicted of two counts of first-degree murder. The trial court sentenced Defendant to death for both murders. The Supreme Court affirmed the convictions and sentences on direct appeal. Def...

Morris v. City of Cape Coral
Date: May 7, 2015
Docket Number: SC14-350

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2013, the City of Cape Coral issued a special assessment to provide fire protection services. The City passed an ordinance levying a special assessment against all real property in the City, both developed and undevel...

Hunter v. State
Date: April 30, 2015
Docket Numbers: SC12-246, SC14-88

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Appellant was sentenced to death for the murders of four individuals. The Supreme Court affirmed Appellant’s convictions and sentences. Appellant subsequently filed a motion for postconviction relief....

Hobart v. State
Date: April 30, 2015
Docket Number: SC13-2

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Appellant was convicted of two counts of first-degree murder. Appellant was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for one murder and to death for the second murder. The Supreme...

In Re: Amendments to Florida Rule of Criminal Procedure 3.852
Date: April 30, 2015
Docket Number: SC13-2295

In Re: Standard Jury Instructions in Criminal Cases
Date: April 30, 2015
Docket Number: SC14-2035

Delgado v. State
Date: April 23, 2015
Docket Number: SC12-579

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was convicted of, among other crimes, first-degree felony murder for the murder of a police officer. Defendant was sentenced to death for the murder. Defendant raised three issues on appeal,...

In Re: Amendments to the Supreme Court Approved Family Law Forms
Date: April 23, 2015
Docket Number: SC15-339

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