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Fla. Dep’t of Children & Families v. Davis Family Daycare Home
Date: March 26, 2015
Docket Number: SC13-1668

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue in this case was the evidentiary standard of proof that applies in an initial license application proceeding under Florida’s Administrative Procedure Act. In 2011, a family day care licensed under Fla. Stat. 402...

Marianne Edwards v. the Sunrise Ophthalmology Asc, etc., et al.
Date: March 26, 2015
Docket Number: SC13-2168

In Re: Standard Jury Instructions in Civil Cases
Date: March 26, 2015
Docket Number: SC13-683

Fla. Dep’t of Transp. v. Clipper Bay Invs., LLC
Date: March 26, 2015
Docket Number: SC13-775

Justia Opinion Summary: Clipper Bay Investments, LLC filed an action to quiet title and ejectment against the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) seeking to quiet title to a portion of land adjacent to an interstate in Santa Rosa County...

The Florida Bar v. Zana Holley Dupee
Date: March 26, 2015
Docket Number: SC13-921

Gridine v. State
Date: March 19, 2015
Docket Number: SC12-1223

Justia Opinion Summary: When Defendant was fourteen years old he pleaded guilty to attempted first-degree murder, attempted armed robbery, and aggravated battery. The trial court adjudicated Defendant guilty as charged and imposed prison terms...

Henry v. State
Date: March 19, 2015
Docket Number: SC12-578

Justia Opinion Summary: When he was seventeen years old, Defendant was tried as an adult and convicted of, among other nonhomicide offenses, three counts of sexual battery while possessing a weapon, two counts of robbery, and one count of kidna...

Horsley v. State
Date: March 19, 2015
Docket Numbers: SC13-1938, SC13-2000

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was seventeen years old when he participated in the robbery of a convenience store, during which an owner was killed. The jury convicted Defendant of first-degree murder, among other charges. Defendant was sent...

State of Florida v. Anthony Duwayne Horsley, Jr.
Date: March 19, 2015
Docket Number: SC13-2000

Falcon v. State
Date: March 19, 2015
Docket Number: SC13-865

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was fifteen years old when she took part in an attempted robbery that resulted in a death. Defendant was convicted of first-degree murder, among other crimes. The trial court imposed a mandatory sentence of lif...

Griffin v. State
Date: March 12, 2015
Docket Number: SC13-2450

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was convicted of second-degree murder and sentenced to forty-five years in prison. Defendant appealed, arguing that the trial judge erred in instructing the jury on the lesser included offen...

In Re: Amendments to Rule of Appellate Procedure 9.210
Date: March 12, 2015
Docket Number: SC15-146

Campbell v. State
Date: March 5, 2015
Docket Number: SC13-716

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was convicted of the first-degree murder of his father and sentenced to death. The Supreme Court affirmed the conviction and sentence, holding (1) the evidence supported the finding that the murder was committe...

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