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    Petitions and Briefs

    Case Numbers SC04-801 through SC04-1000

    Last updated 10/03/2013

    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.


    SC04-802 State of Florida vs. Steele - Initial Brief - filed 06/30/04
    SC04-802 State of Florida vs. Steele - Answer Brief - filed 09/02/04
    SC04-802 State of Florida vs. Steele - Reply Brief - filed 09/15/04 


    SC04-803 R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, et al vs. Laschke, et vir.
                    - Jurisdictional Initial Brief - filed 05/11/04
    SC04-803 R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, et al. vs. Laschke, et vir.
                    - Jurisdictional Answer Brief - filed 06/29/04


    SC04-804 Estopinan vs. Estopinan - Jurisdictional Initial Brief - filed 05/17/04
    SC04-804 Estopinan vs. Estopinan - Jurisdictional Answer Brief
                   - filed 05/17/04 


    SC04-807 Smith vs. State of Florida - Jurisdictional Initial Brief - filed 05/14/04
    SC04-807 Smith vs. State of Florida - Jurisdictional Answer Brief - filed 06/08/04


    SC04-812 Cousins Club Corp. vs. Silva, et al. - Jurisdictional Initial Brief - filed 05/13/04
    SC04-812 Cousins Club Corp. vs. Silva, et al. - Jurisdictional Answer Brief - filed 06/30/04


    SC04-813 Mendelson vs. Gil - Jurisdictional Initial Brief - filed 05/17/04
    SC04-813 Mendelson vs. Gil - Jurisdictional Answer Brief - filed 06/02/04 


    SC04-815 Kramer vs. Mitschke-Collande, et al. - Jurisdictional Initial Brief
                    - filed 05/25/04
    SC04-815 Kramer vs. Mitschke-Collande, et al. - Jurisdictional Answer Brief
                    - filed 06/16/04 


    SC04-816 Mercy Hospital vs. Baumgardner, et al. - Jurisdictional Initial Brief -
                    filed 05/10/04
    SC04-816 Mercy Hospital vs. Baumgardner, et al. - Jurisdictional Answer Brief -
                    filed 05/17/04


    SC04-819 The Florida Bar v. Leonard William Krouner - Answer Brief - filed 02/28/06


    SC04-822 The Florida Bar v. Alan Rosenthal - Referee's Report - filed 03/08/06


    SC04-825 State of Florida vs. Bertone - Initial Brief - filed 07/08/04
    SC04-825 State of Florida vs. Bertone - Answer Brief - filed 08/24/04
    SC04-825 State of Florida vs. Bertone - Reply Brief - filed 10/11/04


    SC04-826 Jones, et al. vs. Engle Homes, Inc., etc., et al. - Jurisdictional Initial Brief
                    - filed 06/03/04
    SC04-826 Jones, et al. vs. Engle Homes, Inc., etc., et al. - Jurisdictional Answer Brief
                    - filed 06/21/04 


    SC04-827 Didonato vs. Youth Investment of Davie, Inc., etc. - Jurisdictional Initial Brief - filed 12/9/04
    SC04-827 Didonato vs. Youth Investment of Davie, Inc., etc. - Jurisdictional Anwer Brief - filed 12/20/04


    SC04-828 State of Florida vs. Upshaw - Jurisdictional Initial Brief - filed 05/24/04
    SC04-828 State of Florida vs. Upshaw - Jurisdictional Answer Brief - filed 06/10/04


    SC04-829 Lockheed Martin vs. Gerace, et al. - Jurisdictional Initial Brief - filed 05/13/04
    SC04-829 Lockheed Martin vs. Gerace, et al. - Jurisdictional Answer Brief - filed 06/08/04


    SC04-834 Moore vs. Crosby, Jr., etc., - Petition - filed 05/13/04


    SC04-836 Nouskhajian, etc. vs. Caputo - Jurisdictional Initial Brief - filed 06/23/04
    SC04-836 Nouskhajian, etc. vs. Caputo - Jurisdictional Answer Brief - filed 07/08/04


    SC04-837 Chambers vs. State of Florida - Jurisdictional Initial Brief - filed 05/24/04
    SC04-837 Chambers vs. State of Florida - Jurisdictional Answer Brief - filed 05/27/04 


    SC04-839 Ames vs. State of Florida - Jurisdictional Initial Brief - filed 05/20/04
    SC04-839 Ames vs. State of Florida - Jurisdictional Answer Brief - filed 06/14/04 


    SC04-844 Glover vs. State of Florida - Jurisdictional Initial Brief - filed 05/14/04
    SC04-844 Glover vs. State of Florida - Jurisdictional Answer Brief - filed 05/27/04


    SC04-845 Schreiber vs. State of Florida - Jurisdictional Initial Brief - filed 05/20/04
    SC04-845 Schreiber vs. State of Florida - Jurisdictional Answer Brief - filed 06/06/04 


    SC04-846 Newberry vs. State of Florida - Jurisdictional Answer Brief - filed 06/16/04


    SC04-847 Lamarca vs. Crosby - Petition - filed 05/17/04
    SC04-847 Lamarca vs. Crosby - Petition - filed 07/23/04
    SC04-847 Lamarca vs. Crosby - Response - filed 03/16/05


    SC04-848 Milton vs. State of Florida - Jurisdictional Answer Brief - filed 06/07/04


    SC04-850 In Re: The Estate of Mary T. Osceola v. Osceola - Jurisdictional
                      Initial Brief - filed 05/21/04
    SC04-850 In Re: The Estate of Mary T. Osceola v. Osceola - Jurisdictional
                      Answer Brief - filed 06/07/04


    SC04-856 Joseph vs. State of Florida - Jurisdictional Initial Brief - filed 05/24/04
    SC04-856 Joseph vs. State of Florida - Jurisdictional Answer Brief - filed 06/14/04


    SC04-857 Williams vs. State of Florida - Initial Brief - filed 07/05/05
    SC04-857 Williams vs. State of Florida - Answer Brief - filed 01/24/06
    SC04-857 Williams vs. State of Florida - Reply Brief - filed 04/04/06


    SC04-859 The Florida Bar vs. Hagendorf - Initial Brief - filed 07/18/05
    SC04-859 The Florida Bar vs. Hagendorf - Answer Brief - filed 08/15/05
    SC04-859 The Florida Bar vs. Hagendorf - Reply Brief - filed 08/22/05


    SC04-862 The Florida Bar vs. Arons - Initial Brief - filed 01/05/05
    SC04-862 The Florida Bar vs. Arons - Answer Brief - filed 01/31/05


    SC04-866 Garcia vs. State of Florida - Initial Brief - filed 07/27/05
    SC04-866 Garcia vs. State of Florida - Answer Brief - filed 11/01/05
    SC04-866 Garcia vs. State of Florida - Reply Brief - filed 01/05/06


    SC04-867 Vaivada vs. State of Florida - Jurisdictional Initial Brief - filed 05/27/04
    SC04-867 Vaivada vs. State of Florida - Jurisdictional Answer Brief - filed 06/21/04


    SC04-870 Royce M. Reed vs. State of Florida - Jurisdictional Answer Brief - filed 07/29/05


    SC04-878 Kelly vs. Cuevas - Jurisdictional Initial Brief - filed 05/25/04
    SC04-878 Kelly vs. Cuevas - Jurisdictional Answer Brief - filed 06/14/04


    SC04-879 The Florida Bar vs. Taylor - Referee's Report
    - filed 08/19/05
    SC04-879 The Florida Bar vs. Taylor - Referee's Report - filed 04/26/07


    SC04-881 Ingraham vs. Travelers Indemnity - Jurisdictional Initial Brief - filed 5/19/04


    SC04-887 Finney vs. State of Florida - Initial Brief - filed 09/13/04
    SC04-887 Finney vs. State of Florida - Answer Brief - filed 11/05/04
    SC04-887 Finney vs. State of Florida - Reply Brief - filed 12/22/04


    SC04-891 Reaves vs. State of Florida - Initial Brief - filed 03/01/05
    SC04-891 Reaves vs. State of Florida - Answer Brief - filed 09/13/05
    SC04-891 Reaves vs. State of Florida - Reply Brief - filed 12/15/05


    SC04-892 Miller vs. State of Florida - Initial Brief - filed 03/17/05
    SC04-892 Miller vs. State of Florida - Answer Brief - filed 06/20/05
    SC04-892 Miller vs. State of Florida - Reply Brief - filed 09/19/05


    SC04-893 Olvera vs. State of Florida - Jurisdictional Initial Brief - filed 07/01/04
    SC04-893 Olvera vs. State of Florida - Jurisdictional Answer Brief - filed 07/27/04


    SC04-894 Baker County Press, Inc., et al. vs. Baker County Medical Services, Inc.
                    - Jurisdictional Initial Brief - filed 06/04/04


    SC04-903 A Choice for Women, Inc. vs. Agency for Health Care Administration
                     - Jurisdictional Initial Brief - filed 07/21/04
    SC04-903 A Choice for Women, Inc. vs. Agency for Health Care Administration
                     - Jurisdictional Answer Brief - filed 08/17/04 


    SC04-917 Petsch vs. Orkin Exterminating Co., Inc., et al. - Jurisdictional Initial Brief
                    - filed 06/14/04
    SC04-917 Petsch vs. Orkin Exterminating Co., Inc., et al. - Jurisdictional Answer Brief
                    - filed 07/06/04 


    SC04-918 WFTV, Inc. vs. The School Board of Seminole County, etc., et al. -
                   Initial Brief - filed 06/29/04
    SC04-918 WFTV, Inc. vs. The School Board of Seminole County, etc., et al. -
                   Answer Brief - filed 08/11/04
    SC04-918 WFTV, Inc. vs. The School Board of Seminole County, etc., et al. -
                   Reply Brief - filed 09/09/04 

     
    SC04-919 Jimenez vs. Crosby, Jr., etc. - Petition - filed 05/26/04
    SC04-919 Jimenez vs. Crosby, Jr., etc. - Response - filed 06/24/04
    SC04-919 Jimenez vs. Crosby, Jr., etc., - Reply - filed 08/02/04


    SC04-922 The Florida Bar v. D'Ambrosio - Initial Brief - filed 10/14/05
    SC04-922 The Florida Bar v. D'Ambrosio - Answer Brief - filed 12/07/05
    SC04-922 The Florida Bar v. D'Ambrosio - Reply Brief - filed 12/167/05


    SC04-924 Porcaro vs. Great Southern Life Insurance Company
                    - Jurisdictional Initial Brief - filed 07/09/04
    SC04-924 Porcaro vs. Great Southern Life Insurance Company
                    - Jurisdictional Answer Brief - filed 08/04/04 


    SC04-925 Bush vs. Schiavo - Initial Brief - filed 07/06/04
    SC04-925 Bush vs. Schiavo - Amicus Brief (Center for
                    Human Life and Bioethicists - filed 07/12/04
    SC04-925 Bush vs. Schiavo - Amicus Brief (Not Dead Yet)
                    - filed 07/13/04
    SC04-925 Bush vs. Schiavo - Amicus Brief (Robert and Mary Shindler)
                    - filed 07/15/04 
    SC04-925 Bush vs. Schiavo - Answer Brief - filed 07/26/04
    SC04-925 Bush vs. Schiavo - Amicus Brief (Elder Law Section of
                     The Florida Bar) - filed 07/28/04
    SC04-925 Bush vs. Schiavo - Amicus Brief (Academy of Florida
                     Elder Law Attorneys) - filed 07/28/04
    SC04-925 Bush vs. Schiavo - Amicus Brief (55 Bioethicists &
                     Autonomy, Inc.) - filed 07/29/04
    SC04-925 Bush vs. Schiavo - Reply Brief - filed 08/06/04


    SC04-929 State of Florida vs. Bell - Jurisdictional Initial Brief - filed 06/02/04
    SC04-929 State of Florida vs. Bell - Jurisdictional Answer Brief - filed 06/08/04


    SC04-931 de la Pena vs. Sunshine Banquet Company, et al. - Jurisdictional
                      Initial Brief - filed 05/28/04
    SC04-931 de la Pena vs. Sunshine Banquet Company, et al. - Jurisdictional
                      Answer Brief - filed 06/22/04 


    SC04-935 Robinson vs. State of Florida - Jurisdictional Initial Brief - filed 06/04/04
    SC04-935 Robinson vs. State of Florida - Jurisdictional Answer Brief - filed 06/29/04


    SC04-937 Atwater vs. State of Florida - Initial Brief - filed 09/14/04
    SC04-937 Atwater vs. State of Florida - Answer Brief - filed 09/20/04
    SC04-937 Atwater vs. State of Florida - Reply Brief - filed 10/26/04


    SC04-942 Advisory Opinion to the Attorney General - Re: Additional Homestead Tax
                    Exemption - Initial Brief (Sponsor - Families for Lower Property Taxes, Inc.)
                    - filed 06/18/04 
    SC04-942 Advisory Opinion to the Attorney General - Re: Additional Homestead Tax
                    Exemption - Initial Brief (Opponent - Florida School Boards Association and
                    Florida Association of District School Superintendents) - filed 06/18/04
    SC04-942 Advisory Opinion to the Attorney General - Re: Additional Homestead Tax
                    Exemption - Initial Brief (Opponent - Florida Association of Counties, Inc.)
                    - filed 06/18/04
    SC04-942 Advisory Opinion to the Attorney General - Re: Additional Homestead Tax
                    Exemption - Initial Brief (Opponent - Florida League of Cities) - filed 06/18/04
    SC04-942 Advisory Opinion to the Attorney General - Re: Additional Homestead Tax
                    Exemption - Initial Brief (Opponent - Floridians for Responsible Tax Reform)
                    - filed 06/18/04


    SC04-943 Advisory Opinion to the Attorney General - Re: Florida Minimum Wage
                    Amendment - Initial Brief (Sponsor - Floridians for All PAC) - filed 06/18/04
    SC04-943 Advisory Opinion to the Attorney General - Re: Florida Minimum Wage
                    Amendment - Initial Brief (Opponent - The Florida Restaurant Association,
                    Inc. and the Florida Retail Federation, Inc.) - filed 06/18/04


    SC04-944 Advisory Opinion to the Attorney General - Re: Repeal of High Speed Rail
                    Amendment - Initial Brief (Sponsor - Derail the Bullet Train) - filed 06/18/04


    SC04-945 Blackwood vs. Crosby, Jr., etc., - Petition - filed 05/14/04
    SC04-945 Blackwood vs. Crosby, Jr., etc., - Response - filed 08/18/04


    SC04-946 AARP vs. Jaber, etc., et al. - Initial Brief - filed 09/29/04
    SC04-946 AARP vs. Jaber, etc., et al. - Reply Brief - filed 12/8/04


    SC04-947 Advisory Opinion to the Attorney General - Re: Fairness Initiative Requiring
                    Legislative Determination that Sales Tax Exemptions and Exclusions Serve a
                    Public Purpose - Initial Brief (Sponsor - Floridians Against Inequities in Rates)
                    - filed 06/18/04
    SC04-947 Advisory Opinion to the Attorney General - Re: Fairness Initiative Requiring
                    Legislative Determination that Sales Tax Exemptions and Exclusions Serve a
                    Public Purpose - Initial Brief (Opponent - Florida Association of Realtors, Inc.,
                    et al.) - filed 06/18/04


    SC04-948 MCI Worldcom vs. Mastec, Inc. - Initial Brief - filed 07/02/04
    SC04-948 MCI Worldcom vs. Mastec, Inc. - Amicus Brief (Sprint)
                    - filed 07/12/04
    SC04-948 MCI Worldcom vs. Mastec, Inc. - Answer Brief - filed 08/03/04
    SC04-948 MCI Worldcom vs. Mastec, Inc. - Amicus Brief (Krantz)
                    - filed 09/13/04
    SC04-948 MCI Worldcom vs. Mastec, Inc. - Reply Brief - filed 10/8/04


    SC04-950 Giralt vs. State of Florida - Jurisdictional Initial Brief - filed 06/08/04
    SC04-950 Giralt vs. State of Florida - Jurisdictional Answer Brief - filed 06/29/04


    SC04-956 State of Florida vs. Waterhouse - Petition- filed 06/03/04
    SC04-956 State of Florida vs. Waterhouse - Reply - filed 07/01/04
    SC04-956 State of Florida vs. Waterhouse - Response - filed 06/18/04


    SC04-957 Riscorp Insurance Co., et al. vs. Florida Department of Financial Services -
                    Jurisdictional Initial Brief - filed 06/14/04
    SC04-957 Riscorp Insurance Co., et al. vs. Florida Department of Financial Services -
                    Jurisdictional Answer Brief - filed 06/30/04


    SC04-959 Florida Public Employees Council 79, et al. vs. Public Employees Relations
                    Commission - Jurisdictional Initial Brief - filed 06/25/04
    SC04-959 Florida Public Employees Council 79, et al. vs. Public Employees Relations
                    Commission - Jurisdictional Answer Brief - filed 07/20/04 


    SC04-961 Ondrey vs. Patterson, etc., et al. - Jurisdictional Initial Brief - filed 06/07/04
    SC04-961 Ondrey vs. Patterson, etc., et al. - Jurisdictional Answer Brief - filed 06/24/04 


    SC04-969 Moran vs. State of Florida - Jurisdictional Initial Brief - filed 07/09/04
    SC04-969 Moran vs. State of Florida - Jurisdictional Answer Brief - filed 06/23/04


    SC04-975 Green vs. State of Florida - Jurisdictional Initial Brief - filed 06/11/04
    SC04-975 Green vs. State of Florida - Jurisdictional Answer Brief - filed 07/08/04


    SC04-987 Gordon vs. State of Florida - Jurisdictional Answer Brief
                    - filed 08/19/04


    SC04-990 City of Hollywood vs. Mulligan - Initial Brief - filed 07/12/04
    SC04-990 City of Hollywood vs. Mulligan - Amicus Brief (City of Miami)
                    - filed 07/16/04
    SC04-990 City of Hollywood vs. Mulligan - Amicus Brief (City of Dania)
                    - filed 07/19/04 
    SC04-990 City of Hollywood vs. Mulligan - Answer Brief - filed 07/23/04
    SC04-990 City of Hollywood vs. Mulligan - Reply Brief - filed 08/12/04
    SC04-990 City of Hollywood vs. Mulligan - Supplemental Answer Brief - filed 11/15/05


    SC04-995 Hauser, et al. s. Volusia County Department of Corrections, et al. -
                    Jurisdictional Initial Brief - filed 06/21/04
    SC04-995 Hauser, et al. s. Volusia County Department of Corrections, et al. -
                    Jurisdictional Answer Brief - filed 07/12/04 

     
    SC04-998 Elledge vs. Crosby, Jr., etc.- Petition - filed 06/10/04
    SC04-998 Elledge vs. Crosby, Jr., etc. - Response - filed 09/08/04