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    The following summaries are drawn from briefs and lower court judgments. They are meant to provide a general idea of facts and issues presented in cases, and should not be considered official court documents. Facts and issues presented in these summaries should be checked for accuracy against records and briefs, available from the Court, which provide more specific information.

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    Florida Supreme Court Oral Arguments

    Monday, February 4, 2013

    Arrive early. Times & order of appearance are tentative and subject to change with no notice. Cases may be postponed due to exigent circumstances.

    Case

     Time

    Facts & Issues

    Place of Origin

    Nicholas Arsali v. Chase Home Finance LLC.

    SC12-600

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    9:00

    Chase Home foreclosed on a home and scheduled a foreclosure sale. Before the sale, the homeowners accepted the lender's offer to reinstate their loan and keep the home. The lender, however, failed to stop the foreclosure sale. The homeowners filed a motion to vacate the sale; the trial court granted their motion, ordered return of all funds to the third-party purchaser, and dismissed the foreclosure case. The Fourth District Court of Appeal upheld the trial court but asked this Court to answer a question about the scope of earlier decisions dealing with the standards used when foreclosure sales are vacated.

    Palm Beach County

    North Carillon LLC. V. CRC 603 LLC.

    SC12-75

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    Approx. 9:40
    Two companies paid pre-construction deposits in excess of ten percent of the purchase price on two condos. When there was no closing, CRC 603 and CRC 1103 sued North Carillon, seeking return of their deposits. They argued that Florida law requires developers to keep separate escrow accounts for deposits in excess of ten percent of the purchase price, which North Carillon did not do. After the trial court dismissed the claims, the Legislature changed the relevant law. The Third District Court of Appeal reversed the trial court, ruling that the change in law could not be applied retroactively.
    Miami-Dade County

     

    Florida Supreme Court Oral Arguments

    Tuesday, February 5, 2013

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    Case

     Time

    Facts & Issues

    Place of Origin

    Carlos A. Alejandro Ulloa v. CMI, Inc.

    SC11-2291

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    9:00

    Mr. Ulloa and others served subpoenas on CMI seeking solely records related to equipment used to administer breath tests to DUI defendants. CMI argued it could not be forced to produce records in a Florida case since it was an out-of-state non-party witness and the records request did not comply with the Uniform Law. The county court denied CMI's motion to quash the subpoenas. The circuit court upheld the county court in part. CMI then appealed to the Fifth District Court of Appeal, which overturned the circuit court and certified a conflict with rulings from other District Courts of Appeal.

    Seminole County

    Stephen Smith v. State of Florida

    SC12-53 | SC12-1001

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    Approx. 9:40
    Mr. Smith was convicted of the first-degree murder of Darla Lathrem, a corrections officer who was fatally bludgeoned in 2003 during an escape attempt. The jury voted 9-3 to recommend a death sentence and the trial court condemned him to death. This Court upheld his sentence on direct appeal and Mr. Smith filed a post-conviction challenge in trial court. It was denied and this appeal followed.
    Charlotte County

    Thomas Theo Brown v. State of Florida

    SC11-2300

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    Approx. 10:30
    Mr. Brown was convicted of the first-degree murder of Juanese Miller, who was fatally shot in 2009. The jury voted 7-5 to recommend a death sentence and the trial court condemned him to death. This is his direct appeal. He raises various issues.
    Duval County

     

    Florida Supreme Court Oral Arguments

    Wednesday, February 6, 2013

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    Case

     Time

    Facts & Issues

    Place of Origin

    William A. Gregory v. State of Florida

    SC11-842

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    9:00
    Mr. Gregory was convicted of the first-degree murders of Skyler Meekins and Daniel Dyer, who were fatally shot as they slept in 2007. The jury voted 7-5 to recommend a death sentence for each murder and the trial court condemned him to death. This is his direct appeal. He raises various issues.
    Flagler County

    Michael M. Yacob v. State of Florida

    SC11-2505

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    Approx. 10:00

    Mr. Yacob was convicted of the first-degree murder of Moussa Maida, who was fatally shot during a convenience store robbery in 2008. The jury voted 10-2 to recommend a death sentence and the trial court condemned him to death. This is Mr. Yacob's direct appeal. He raises various issues.

    Duval County

     

    Florida Supreme Court Oral Arguments

    Thursday, February 7, 2013

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    Case

     Time

    Facts & Issues

    Place of Origin

    Cecil Shyron King v. State of Florida

    SC11-2258

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    9:00
    Mr. King was convicted of the first-degree murder of Renie Telzer-Bain, who was fatally beaten during a home robbery in 2009. The jury voted 8-4 to recommend a death sentence and the trial court condemned him to death. This is Mr. King's direct appeal. He raises various issues.
    Duval County

    James Michael Aldrich v. Laurie Basile

    SC11-2147

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    Approx.
    9:40

    Mr. Aldrich was named the beneficiary in his sister's will. However, after she made her will, the sister inherited property and cash from another sibling. After the sister died, a dispute arose over the disposition of this property and cash, which was not specifically cited in the will. Ms. Basile and her sister, nieces to Mr. Aldrich and his deceased sister, argued they should receive a share of the property and cash not cited in the will. The trial court disagreed and ruled for Mr. Aldrich. On appeal, the First District Court of Appeal overturned the trial court and asked this Court to review the case.

    Clay County

    Margaret A. Allen v. State of Florida

    SC11-1206

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    Approx. 10:40

    Ms. Allen was convicted of the first-degree murder of Wenda Wright, who was fatally strangled in 2005. The jury voted unanimously to recommend a death sentence and the trial court condemned Ms. Allen to death. This is her direct appeal. She raises various issues.

    Brevard County

     

    Florida Supreme Court Oral Arguments

    Friday, February 8, 2013

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    Facts & Issues

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