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    Petitions and Briefs

    Case Numbers SC01-1801 through SC01-2000

    Last updated 12/12/03


    Briefs on the Merits are provided here in Adobe Acrobat format (PDF) in numberical order. The below index lists briefs according to case number and type. To view a brief, click on the case number.


    SC01-1811 Major vs. State of Florida - Initial Brief - filed 11/05/01
    SC01-1811 Major vs. State of Florida - Answer Brief - filed 11/16/01


    SC01-1814 Harrington vs. Gutierrez - Amicus Brief (AFTL) - filed 12/27/01
    SC01-1814 Harrington vs. Gutierrez - Amicus Brief (The Florida Bar) - filed 01/07/02


    SC01-1819 The Florida Bar vs. Forrester - Initial Brief - filed 12/10/02
    SC01-1819 The Florida Bar vs. Forrester - Amended Answer Brief - filed 07/17/03
    SC01-1819 The Florida Bar vs. Forrester - Reply Brief - filed 01/24/03


    SC01-1830 Boca Burger vs. Forum - Initial Brief - filed 05/17/02
    SC01-1830 Boca Burger vs. Forum - Amicus Brief (AFTL) - filed 05/17/02
    SC01-1830 Boca Burger vs. Forum - Answer Brief - filed 07/10/02
    SC01-1830 Boca Burger vs. Forum - Amicus Brief (Publix) - filed 07/10/02
    SC01-1830 Boca Burger vs. Forum - Reply Brief - filed 08/30/02


    SC01-1831 Pace vs. State of Florida - Initial Brief - filed 04/02/02
    SC01-1831 Pace vs. State of Florida - Answer Brief - filed 07/08/02
    SC01-1831 Pace vs. State of Florida - Reply Brief - filed 09/11/02


    SC01-1843 Desantiago vs. State of Florida - Initial Brief - filed 09/28/01
    SC01-1843 Desantiago vs. State of Florida - Answer Brief - filed 10/17/01
    SC01-1843 Desantiago vs. State of Florida - Reply Brief - filed 11/05/01


    SC01-1859 Amendments to the Florida Probate Rules - Petition - filed 08/28/01


    SC01-1862 Mills v. State of Florida - Jurisdictional Answer Brief - filed 12/08/03


    SC01-1874 Armstrong vs. State of Florida - Initial Brief - filed 05/15/02
    SC01-1874 Armstrong vs. State of Florida - Answer Brief - filed 01/09/03
    SC01-1874 Armstrong vs. State of Florida - Reply Brief - filed 03/31/03


    SC01-1883 King vs. State of Florida - Initial Brief - filed 09/25/01
    SC01-1883 King vs. State of Florida - Answer Brief - filed 11/28/01
    SC01-1883 King vs. State of Florida - Reply Brief - filed 01/18/02


    SC01-1885 Caribbean Conservation Corp. vs. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation -
                        Initial Brief - filed 05/07/02
    SC01-1885 Caribbean Conservation Corp. vs. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation -
                        Answer Brief - filed 05/24/02
    SC01-1885 Caribbean Conservation Corp. vs. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation -
                        Answer Brief (State of Florida)- filed 06/03/02
    SC01-1885 Caribbean Conservation Corp. vs. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation -
                        Amicus Brief (Marine Industries) - filed 06/03/02
    SC01-1885 Caribbean Conservation Corp. vs. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation -
                        Reply Brief - filed 06/20/02


    SC01-1886 Ordonez vs. Vargas - Amicus Brief (AFTL) - filed 12/27/01
    SC01-1886 Ordonez vs. Vargas - Amicus Brief (The Florida Bar) - filed 01/07/02 


    SC01-1887 United Services Automobile Association vs. Goodman, et al. -
                        Amicus Brief (AFTL) - filed 12/27/01
    SC01-1887 United Services Automobile Association vs. Goodman, et al. -
                        Amicus Brief (The Florida Bar) - filed 01/07/02 


    SC01-1896 Residence Inn By Marriott, Inc., et al. vs. Cecile Resort, Ltd., et al. -
                        Petition - filed 08/30/01


    SC01-1906 State of Florida vs. Merricks - Initial Brief - filed 10/01/01
    SC01-1906 State of Florida vs. Merricks - Answer Brief - filed 10/12/01


    SC01-1913 Progressive Southeastern Insurance Company, et al. vs. Delgado, et al. -
                        Petition - filed 09/04/01
    SC01-1913 Progressive Southeastern Insurance Company, et al. vs. Delgado, et al. -
                        Appendix - filed 09/04/01
    SC01-1913 Progressive Southeastern Insurance Company, et al. vs. Delgado, et al. -
                        Request for Oral Argument - filed 09/04/01
    SC01-1913 Progressive Southeastern Insurance Company, et al. vs. Delgado, et al. -
                        Amicus Brief (AFTL) - filed 12/27/01
    SC01-1913 Progressive Southeastern Insurance Company, et al. vs. Delgado, et al. -
                        Amicus Brief (The Florida Bar) - filed 01/07/02


    SC01-1914 Johnston vs. State of Florida - Initial Brief - filed 09/23/02
    SC01-1914 Johnston vs. State of Florida - Answer Brief - filed 12/24/02
    SC01-1914 Johnston vs. State of Florida - Reply Brief - filed 03/17/03


    SC01-1924 Taylor, et al. vs. School Board of Brevard County, Florida - Initial Brief -
                        filed 05/20/02
    SC01-1924 Taylor, et al. vs. School Board of Brevard County, Florida - Amicus
                        Brief (Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers) - filed 05/22/02
    SC01-1924 Taylor, et al. vs. School Board of Brevard County, Florida - Answer Brief -
                        filed 06/11/02
    SC01-1924 Taylor, et al. vs. School Board of Brevard County, Florida - Amicus
                        Brief (FDLA) - filed 06/17/02
    SC01-1924 Taylor, et al. vs. School Board of Brevard County, Florida - Reply
                        Brief - filed 6/27/02


    SC01-1930 State of Florida vs. Byars - Initial Brief - filed 10/29/01
    SC01-1930 State of Florida vs. Byars - Amicus Brief (FL Coalition) - filed 10/29/01
    SC01-1930 State of Florida vs. Byars - Answer Brief - filed 11/21/01
    SC01-1930 State of Florida vs. Byars - Reply Brief - filed 12/10/01


    SC01-1937 Amendments to the Florida Rules of Juvenile Procedure 8.135 and 8.510 -
                        Petition - filed 09/05/01


    SC01-1943 The Florida Bar vs. Duckworth - Reply Brief - filed 08/05/02


    SC01-1950 Advisory Opinion to the Attorney General Re: Right to Treatment and
                        Rehabilitation for Non-Violent Drug Offenses - Request - filed 09/14/01
    SC01-1950 Advisory Opinion to the Attorney General Re: Right to Treatment and
                        Rehabilitation for Non-Violent Drug Offenses - Initial Brief (Florida
                        Association of Drug Court Professionals, Inc.) - filed 10/09/01
    SC01-1950 Advisory Opinion to the Attorney General Re: Right to Treatment and
                        Rehabilitation for Non-Violent Drug Offenses - Initial Brief (Florida
                        Campaign for New Drug Policies) - filed 10/10/01
    SC01-1950 Advisory Opinion to the Attorney General Re: Right to Treatment and
                        Rehabilitation for Non-Violent Drug Offenses - Initial Brief (Governor
                        John Ellis "Jeb" Bush) - filed 10/10/01
    SC01-1950 Advisory Opinion to the Attorney General Re: Right to Treatment and
                        Rehabilitation for Non-Violent Drug Offenses - Initial Brief (Florida
                        Department of Law Enforcement) - filed 10/09/01
    SC01-1950 Advisory Opinion to the Attorney General Re: Right to Treatment and
                        Rehabilitation for Non-Violent Drug Offenses - Initial Brief (Florida
                        Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association) - filed 10/10/01
    SC01-1950 Advisory Opinion to the Attorney General Re: Right to Treatment and
                        Rehabilitation for Non-Violent Drug Offenses - Initial Brief (Florida
                        Prosecuting Attorneys Association) - filed 10/10/01
    SC01-1950 Advisory Opinion to the Attorney General Re: Right to Treatment and
                        Rehabilitation for Non-Violent Drug Offenses - Initial Brief (Save
                        Our Society From Drugs) - filed 10/10/01
    SC01-1950 Advisory Opinion to the Attorney General Re: Right to Treatment and
                        Rehabilitiation for Non-Violent Drug Offenses - Answer Brief (Florida
                        Campaign for New Drug Policies) - filed 11/09/01
    SC01-1950 Advisory Opinion to the Attorney General Re: Right to Treatment and
                        Rehabilitation for Non-Violent Drug Offenses - Answer Brief (Save
                        Our Society) - filed 11/09/01


    SC01-1955 Clay Electric Cooperative vs. Johnson - Amended Initial Brief - filed 06/25/02
    SC01-1955 Clay Electric Cooperative vs. Johnson - Amicus Brief (AFTL) - filed 07/08/02
    SC01-1955 Clay Electric Cooperative vs. Johnson - Amicus Brief (Gulf Power) - filed 07/10/02
    SC01-1955 Clay Electric Cooperative vs. Johnson - Amicus Brief (Tampa Electric) -
                        filed 07/12/02
    SC01-1955 Clay Electric Cooperative vs. Johnson - Answer Brief (Johnson) - filed 08/01/02


    SC01-1956 Clay Electric Cooperative vs. Lance, Inc. - Amended Initial Brief - filed 06/25/02
    SC01-1956 Clay Electric Cooperative vs. Lance, Inc. - Amicus Brief (AFTL) - filed 07/08/02
    SC01-1956 Clay Electric Cooperative vs. Lance, Inc. - Amicus Brief (Gulf Power) - filed 07/10/02
    SC01-1956 Clay Electric Cooperative vs. Lance, Inc. - Amicus Brief (Tampa Electric) -
                        filed 07/12/02
    SC01-1956 Clay Electric Cooperative vs. Lance, Inc. - Answer Brief (Johnson) - filed 08/01/02


    SC01-1963 Mendoza vs. Moore, etc. - Petition - filed 09/06/01
    SC01-1963 Mendoza vs. Moore, etc. - Response - filed 10/23/01
    SC01-1963 Mendoza vs. Moore, etc. - Reply - filed 12/14/01


    SC01-1977 Lavender vs. State of Florida - Initial Brief - filed 01/23/03
    SC01-1977 Lavender vs. State of Florida - Answer Brief - filed 02/11/03
    SC01-1977 Lavender vs. State of Florida - Reply Brief - filed 03/04/03


    SC01-1980 Figueroa vs. Grzymski - Amicus Brief (AFTL) - filed 12/27/01
    SC01-1980 Figueroa vs. Grzymski - Amicus Brief (The Florida Bar) - filed 01/07/02


    SC01-1998 Stewart vs. State of Florida - Initial Brief - filed 08/19/02
    SC01-1998 Stewart vs. State of Florida - Answer Brief - filed 11/21/02


    SC01-2000 Weiss vs. Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. - Initial Brief - filed 07/23/02
    SC01-2000 Weiss vs. Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. - Answer Brief - filed 08/15/02
    SC01-2000 Weiss vs. Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. - Reply Brief - filed 09/10/02