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Analysis of Supreme Court Caseload 2017
01/01/2017 - 09/20/2017
Cases Decided by Opinion 222
Cases Decided by Order 203
Total Case Dispositions 248

Like all courts, the Florida Supreme Court decides cases in two ways -- by order or by opinion. Orders and opinions are both written documents. The vast majority of cases are decided by orders, as Statistics from prior years show. Below you will find cases decided by opinion, that is, in elaborate written decisions issued by the Court that get the most public attention, even though they are only a fraction of the total cases decided each year.

The Clerk's Office releases opinions at 11 a.m. each Thursday. Court staff posts them to this website as soon as possible thereafter. There will be times when opinions may be released outside of this schedule, such as in emergencies. Scheduled and unscheduled opinion releases are announced via Twitter @flcourts.

Opinions are indexed by the year they were released. They are available here from September 24, 1999, to the present. The Florida Supreme Court also has information regarding archived opinions.

Note: Unless opinions say otherwise, they are not final until any timely filed motions for rehearing are considered and disposed of by the Court.  These opinions are also subject to formal revision before publication in the Southern Reporter, 3rd Series.

September 14, 2017

September 7, 2017

August 31, 2017

Out-of-Calendar Release for August 14, 2017 (2:50 p.m release)

Out-of-Calendar Release for August 10, 2017 (11:00 a.m release)

July 13, 2017

SC17-470 Silver Beach Investments of Destin, LC, et al. v. Silver Beach Towers Property Owners Association, Inc., et al.

SC17-1155  Toby Bogorff, et al. v. Rick Scott, Governor, et al.

July 6, 2017

June 29, 2017

June 22, 2017

June 15, 2017

June 8, 2017

June 1, 2017

May 25, 2017

May 18, 2017

Out-of-Calendar Release for May 11, 2017 (1:00 p.m. release)

May 11, 2017

May 4, 2017

April 27, 2017

April 20, 2017

April 13, 2017

April 6, 2017

March 30, 2017

March 23, 2017

March 16, 2017

March 9, 2017

March 2, 2017

February 23, 2017

February 20, 2017

February 16, 2017

February 9, 2017

February 2, 2017

  • No opinions released

January 31, 2017

January 26, 2017

January 19, 2017

January 12, 2017

  • No opinions released

January 5, 2017

  • No opinions released


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