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Omega Insurance Company v. William Wallace and Joan Wallace

Omega Insurance Company seeks review of a final judgment awarding
William and Joan Wallace just over $200,000 for subsurface remediation in their
sinkhole action. The final judgment was based on a directed verdict entered after the
trial court refused to consider the testimony of Omega's expert engineers and the
- 2 -
neutral evaluator regarding the proper method of subsurface ... More...
   $0 (08-16-2017 - FL)

United States of America v. Elder Nehemias Lopez Hernandez, et al.

Eleventh Circuit - Elbert P. Tuttle Federal Courthouse - Atlanta, Georgia

The United States prosecuted these four defendants—Lopez Hernandez, Hernandez Almaraz, Aguilar Lopez, and Savala Cisneros—under the Maritime Drug Law Enforcement Act (MDLEA), which criminalizes an individual’s possessing with intent to distribute a controlled substance “[w]hile on board a covered vessel,” which includes “a vessel subject to the jurisdiction of the United States,” which in turn inc... More...   $0 (07-28-2017 - FL)

Anthony Rodriguez v. City of Doral and Juan Carlos Bermudez

“A wise man once said a true history of the world is a history of great
conversations in elegant rooms.”1 Whether or not that may be accurate, a true
history of the United States would be incomplete without a history of great
political conversations, wherever they might have occurred. And great political
conversations could not exist in the absence of the First Amendment. So the Fi... More...
   $0 (07-19-2017 - FL)

ROBERT EARL PETERSON vs. STATE OF FLORIDA

and

ROBERT EARL PETERSON vs. JULIE L. JONES, etc.

Peterson was convicted of first-degree murder and evidence tampering, and
was sentenced to death for the first-degree murder of his 64-year-old stepfather,
Roy Andrews, after Peterson’s jury recommended death by a vote of seven to five.
Peterson, 94 So. 3d at 519, 523. The facts of Peterson’s crime are set forth in this
Court’s opinion affirming his conviction and sentences o... More...
   $0 (07-07-2017 - FL)

LARRY ROGERS vs STATE OF FLORIDA

800(a) motion, where he alleged that his sentence is unconstitutional under Graham v. Florida, 560 U.S. 48 (2010). We affirm, because Rogers has not shown a violation of the Eighth Amendment under Graham.

In 1972, Rogers was convicted of robbery, an offense he committed at the age of seventeen. He was sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole. After spending seven ye... More...
   $0 (07-06-2017 - FL)

CLIFTON CORNELIUS v. STATE OF FLORIDA

This Petition for Writ of Prohibition is a sequel to a series of pleadings filed by Clifton Cornelius invoking his right to a speedy trial and seeking discharge from the criminal charges pending against him.1 Although Cornelius, like other criminal
1 A writ of prohibition is an appropriate remedy to address alleged speedy trial violations. See She... More...
   $0 (07-06-2017 - FL)

The State v. Demario Monte Thompson

South Carolina COURT OF APPEALS

A Lancaster County grand jury indicted Thompson for first-degree burglary and attempted murder based on allegations he broke into Keasia Drafton's apartment and tried to kill her on July 2, 2014.1 Before trial, Thompson moved to suppress a trespass notice letter stating he was banned from the apartment complex where Drafton lived. Thompson argued (1) the letter was irrelevant, (2) the letter pres... More...   $0 (06-19-2017 - FL)

THOMAS BYRD vs STATE OF FLORIDA

Thomas Byrd appeals his conviction and sentence for one count of first degree murder and one count of armed robbery. On appeal, Appellant argues that the trial court reversibly erred by: (1) allowing the State to introduce a co-defendant’s recorded statement to rebut Appellant’s alibi witness; (2) admitting certain cell-phone records into evidence; and (3) prohibiting the defense from cross exami... More...   $0 (06-19-2017 - FL)

MICHAEL DUANE ZACK, III, vs. STATE OF FLORIDA

MICHAEL DUANE ZACK, III, vs. JULIE L. JONES, etc.

On June 25, 1996, Michael Zack was indicted for the sexual assault,
robbery, and first-degree murder of Ravonne Smith. We described the facts of the
case on direct appeal as follows:
Although the murder of Smith took place on June 13, 1996, the chain of events which culminated in this murder began on June 4, 1996, when Edith Pope (Pope), a bartender in Tallahassee, lent her car t... More...
   $0 (06-18-2017 - FL)

HARREL FRANKLIN BRADDY vs. STATE OF FLORIDA

HARREL FRANKLIN BRADDY vs. JULIE L. JONES, etc.

In 2007, Braddy was convicted of first-degree murder, attempted first-degree
murder, two counts of kidnapping, burglary of a structure with an assault or battery
therein, child neglect causing great bodily harm, and attempted escape. Braddy v.
State, 111 So. 3d 810, 826 (Fla. 2012). On appeal, this Court set out the facts of
the crimes:
The evidence presented at Braddy’s... More...
   $0 (06-18-2017 - FL)

ULYSSES TAYLOR v. STATE OF FLORIDA

Ulysses Taylor appeals the judgments and sentences imposed following a jury verdict finding him guilty of battery on a law enforcement officer and resisting officers with violence. Mr. Taylor asserts seven claims of error by the trial court. After review, we find no reversible error and affirm. We write to discuss the issues created by the State's request to amend the charging information after... More...   $0 (06-05-2017 - FL)

CALVIN W. DOWD v. STATE OF FLORIDA

Sex Offender

Dowd first challenges the trial court's order denying his motion to suppress the post-Miranda1 statements he made to sheriff's detectives. Dowd argues the totality of the circumstances demonstrate the statements are the product of coercive police tactics designed to extract an involuntary confession. We disagree. When a defendant alleges his statement is the product of police coercion, courts m... More...   $0 (06-05-2017 - FL)

RONNIE TRAVIS KRUSE vs STATE OF FLORIDA

In May 2015, appellant had an altercation with the victim outside of the victim’s home. According to the victim, appellant came from across the street and started screaming at him, accusing him of either selling or giving drugs to a present third person. The victim claimed that appellant grabbed him, threw him into the bushes, and broke his jaw by hitting him in the face.

Victim did ... More...
   $0 (06-04-2017 - FL)

Theresa Graham v. R.J Reynolds Tobacco Company, et al.

This appeal presents the questions whether due process forbids giving a
jury’s findings of negligence and strict liability in a class action against cigarette
manufacturers preclusive effect in a later individual suit by a class member and, if
not, whether federal law preempts the jury’s findings. Florida smokers and their
survivors filed a class action against several tobacco comp... More...
   $0 (05-18-2017 - FL)

Victoria Swanagan a/k/a Victoria P. Swanagan v. State of Mississippi

At trial, Derrick Sims testified that he and Vincent P. Hill worked together. When
Sims arrived at SwanaganÕs home to pick up Hill for work, he heard Swanagan and Hill
arguing in her house. Swanagan exited her house and went next door to her motherÕs house.
During that time, Hill stayed inside SwanaganÕs house. When Swanagan returned, Sims
heard a Òruckus.Ó After a while, Hill cam... More...
   $0 (05-24-2017 - FL)

Keenon Lamar Rhodes vs State of Florida

Appellant, Keenon Lamar Rhodes, appeals his conviction of the following offenses: (I) – (II) burglary while armed with a firearm; (III) possession of a controlled substance without a prescription; and (IV) resisting an officer without
violence. We reverse due to trial court error in denying Appellant’s Motion to
Suppress, which sought to suppress statements he made during a custodial More...
   $0 (05-24-2017 - FL)

RANDY W. TUNDIDOR vs. STATE OF FLORIDA

Randy W. Tundidor was convicted of first-degree murder of Joseph
Morrissey (Count I), two counts of attempted first-degree murder and two counts
of attempted felony murder of Linda Morrissey and Patrick Morrissey (Counts II–
V), two counts of armed kidnapping of Joseph Morrissey and Linda Morrissey
(Counts VI–VII), armed burglary (Count VIII), armed robbery of Joseph Morrissey <... More...
   $0 (05-01-2017 - FL)

CLYDE EDWARD JOHNSON vs. STATE OF FLORIDA

Clyde Edward Johnson pleaded guilty to one count of armed burglary of a
dwelling, three counts of armed kidnapping, one count of attempted first-degree
murder, and one count of sexual battery using force or a weapon. He was
sentenced to six concurrent life sentences. After the United States Supreme Court
issued its decision in Graham v. Florida, 560 U.S. 48 (2010), Johnson fi... More...
   $0 (04-22-2017 - FL)

Alex Barron m vs. The State of Florida

In 2005, Alex Barron was civilly committed following a jury trial upon a
petition for involuntary civil commitment of sexually violent predators, pursuant to
sections 394.910-.930, Florida Statutes (2015).1
In 2015, Barron filed a petition for release from civil commitment, which
required the trial court to follow the threshold procedures established in section
394.918(3)... More...
   $0 (04-14-2017 - FL)

CALVIN WEATHERSPOON vs. STATE OF FLORIDA

Weatherspoon, along with four codefendants, was charged with the
November 2008 robbery of a Dunkin’ Donuts in Delray Beach, Florida. During
the course of the robbery, one of the codefendants shot two people in the store and
one in the parking lot. All four codefendants were charged pursuant to a single
information containing multiple counts, including attempted first-degree m... More...
   $0 (04-08-2017 - FL)

RICHARD TODD ROBARDS vs. STATE OF FLORIDA

Robards was found guilty of two counts of first-degree murder for the 2006
deaths of Frank and Linda Deluca. Robards, the couple’s personal trainer,
murdered them during the course of a robbery in which he stole personal
belongings of the Delucas, including a safe containing more than $88,000. The
Delucas died of multiple sharp force wounds, and their home was set on fire aft... More...
   $0 (04-08-2017 - FL)

JUSTIN CURTIS HEYNE vs. STATE OF FLORIDA

Heyne was convicted for the 2006 murders of Sarah Buckoski, Benjamin
Hamilton, and five-year-old Ivory Hamilton. Heyne v. State, 88 So. 3d 113, 117
(Fla. 2012). He was sentenced to death for Ivory’s murder. Id. When affirming
the convictions and death sentence on direct appeal, this Court described the
background as follows:
On March 30, 2006, Sarah Buckoski returned t... More...
   $0 (04-07-2017 - FL)

VICTOR GUZMAN vs. STATE OF FLORIDA

On December 9, 2000, Severina Fernandez was found stabbed to death in
her Miami apartment. The case went cold until 2004, when DNA from blood left
at the crime scene was determined to match Victor Guzman’s DNA. As a result,
Guzman was indicted for first-degree murder, stood trial, and was convicted. The
jury recommended a sentence of death by a vote of seven to five, and the... More...
   $0 (04-07-2017 - FL)

TERENCE TOBIAS OLIVER vs. STATE OF FLORIDA

Oliver and Pinson had been dating since approximately December 2006.
Although Oliver described his relationship with Pinson as a “side” relationship, the
two lived together off and on during the span of their relationship. Sometime
between late May and July 22, 2009, Oliver called Leander Watkins, his mechanic
and a mutual friend of the couple, trying to get in touch with Pin... More...
   $0 (04-07-2017 - FL)

HENRY MARTIN DAVIS v. STATE OF FLORIDA

Henry Martin Davis appeals the order denying his motion filed under Florida Rule of Criminal Procedure 3.800(a) seeking relief under Graham v. Florida, 560 U.S. 48, 82 (2010) (holding that the Eighth Amendment forbids a life sentence without parole for a juvenile offender who committed a nonhomicide offense), and Atwell v. State, 197 So. 3d 1040 (Fla. 2016). We reverse and remand for resentencing... More...   $0 (04-02-2017 - FL)

MORGAN AMANDA LEPPERT v. STATE OF FLORIDA

Morgan Amanda Leppert appeals her judgment and sentence for first-degree murder, burglary with assault or battery, and robbery with a deadly weapon. Leppert raises four issues: 1) her lengthy sentence violates the Eighth Amendment prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment laid out in Graham v. Florida, 560 U.S. 48 (2010); 2) the trial court erred in not having a jury determine whether she... More...   $0 (04-01-2017 - FL)

STATE OF FLORIDA v. ISAAC L. ANDERSON, JR


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The State of Florida appeals an... More...
   $0 (04-01-2017 - FL)

GANGAPERSAD RAMROOP vs. STATE OF FLORIDA

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The conflict issue in this case is whether section 782.065, Florida Statutes
(2013),1 creates a su... More...
   $0 (04-01-2017 - FL)

CORNELIUS O. BAKER vs. STATE OF FLORIDA & CORNELIUS O. BAKER vs. JULIE L. JONES, etc

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Baker was convicted by a jury and sentenced to death for the January 2007
robbery, kidnapping, and murder of Elizabeth Uptagrafft. This Court summarized
the case... More...   $0 (03-27-2017 - FL)

KENNETH R. JACKSON vs. STATE OF FLORIDA

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At approximately 6:30 a.m. on September 13, 2007, an individual who lived
at Bullfrog Court in Gibsonton initially heard noises t... More...
   $0 (03-27-2017 - FL)

WILLIE JAMES HODGES vs. STATE OF FLORIDA

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Hodges was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to death. On
appeal, we a... More...
   $0 (03-18-2017 - FL)

TAVARES J. WRIGHT vs. STATE OF FLORIDA

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On November 13, 2004, a jury found Wright guilty of two counts of first
degree murder, two counts of kidnapping, two counts of robbery, and one count of
carjacking. See Wright v. State, 19 So. 3d 277, 2... More...   $0 (03-18-2017 - FL)

CHARLES HOWARD vs State of Florida

Appellant was convicted by a jury of selling, manufacturing, or delivering
cocaine, a controlled substance, within 1,000 feet of a physical place of worship.
He challenges various aspects of his judgment and sentence, but we find only two
of the issues he raised have merit, both regarding discretionary fees and costs
imposed upon him. While we affirm the judgment and sentence i... More...
   $0 (03-14-2017 - FL)

Freddy Brown vs. The State of Florida

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Appellant Freddy Brown pled guilty to second degree murder for a murder
he committed in 1980,... More...
   $0 (03-13-2017 - FL)

SCOTT K. TOBIASSEN vs STATE OF FLORIDA

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On August 13, 2013, Tobiassen called his friend and told her that he needed to see her. When the friend arrived, Tobiassen showe... More...
   $0 (03-13-2017 - FL)

Reginald Wilkinson vs. The State of Florida

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In 1994, Wilkinson was convicted of first-degree murder with a firearm for a
crime he committed when sixteen years old. He was sentenced to life in prison
with eligibility for parole after twenty-five ... More...   $0 (03-06-2017 - FL)

Dale Lee Norman v. State of Florida

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On February 19, 2012, Dale Lee Norman received by mail a license issued
by the Florida Department ... More...
   $0 (03-06-2017 - FL)

SHARON MYERS vs. STATE OF FLORIDA

On June 16, 2008, Gary Kenney, Myers’ husband,3 was found murdered in
his family’s home in Merritt Island, Florida. He had been shot several times and
had several lacerations to his wrist and neck. Shortly after the victim’s body was
found, Myers’ son, Darryl Kenney, and his friend, Rubin Nero, were apprehended
near the scene and confessed to the murder. Both Darryl and Rubi... More...
   $0 (02-24-2017 - FL)

QUENTIN MARCUS TRUEHILL vs. STATE OF FLORIDA

Quentin Truehill, who was twenty-two years old at the time, was charged
with the kidnapping and murder of Vincent Binder, who was twenty-nine years
old. Truehill’s crime spree began on the evening of March 30, 2010, at the
Avoyelles Parish Sheriff’s Office in Mansura, Louisiana, when Truehill and two
other cellmates, Kentrell F. Johnson1 and Peter Hughes,2 held the holding-cel... More...
   $0 (02-24-2017 - FL)

Bobby Wayne Stone v. State of South Carolina

Stone began the day of February 26, 1996, by purchasing beer and two firearms—a .410 bore shotgun and a competition-grade .22 caliber semi-automatic pistol. He spent the remainder of the day roaming through the woods, drinking the beer and shooting the guns. Later that afternoon, Stone wandered into the backyard of Ruth Griffith. In Stone's statement to the police, he said he and Griffith were "o... More...   $0 (02-13-2017 - FL)

 
 
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