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Analysis of Supreme Court Caseload 2018
02/01/2018 - 02/28/2018
Cases Decided by Opinion 127
Cases Decided by Order 357
Total Case Dispositions 484

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.

Releases for March 8, 2018

Releases for March 1, 2018

Out-of-Calendar Releases for February 28, 2018

February 22, 2018

February 15, 2018

February 8, 2018

Out-of-Calendar Releases for February 2, 2018

Releases for February 1, 2018

Out-of-Calendar Releases for January 31, 2018

Out-of-Calendar Releases for January 30, 2018

Out-of-Calendar Releases for January 29, 2018

Out-of-Calendar Releases for January 26, 2018

January 25, 2018

Out-of-Calendar Releases for January 24, 2018

Out-of-Calendar Releases for January 23, 2018

Out-of-Calendar Releases for January 22, 2018

January 18, 2018

January 11, 2018