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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, June 6, 2011

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

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    Facts & Issues

    Place of Origin

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    Florida Supreme Court Oral Arguments

    Tuesday, June 7, 2011

    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

    Johnny Hoskins v. State of Florida

    SC10-450

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    9:00

    Mr. Hoskins was convicted of the first-degree murder of 80-year-old Dorothy Berger, who was beaten, raped and strangled in 1992. He was condemned to death but this Court ordered a new penalty hearing. After the new hearing, the jury voted 11-1 to recommend a death sentence and Mr. Hoskins was condemned again. This Court upheld the sentence on direct appeal and Mr. Hoskins filed a post-conviction challenge in trial court. It was denied and this appeal followed.

    Brevard County

    In re: Amendments to Florida Family Law Rules

    SC11-40

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    Approx. 9:40
    As part of a regular three-year cycle, the Family Law Rules Committee of The Florida Bar recommends changes to the rules governing family law cases. One proposed amendment changes the notification requirements in child custody cases. Another proposed amendment outlines the protocols that must be followed in nonadversarial divorce cases when both parties want to participate in a dispute resolution process known as collaborative law.
    Statewide impact

    In re. Amendments to the Florida Rules of Judicial Administration

    SC11-52

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    Approx. 10:10
    As part of a regular cycle, the Rules of Judicial Administration Committee of The Florida Bar recommends changes to the rules governing judicial administration. One proposed amendment would impose standards to make court documents accessible to persons with disabilities. The new rule would require that all documents filed in a Florida court in any electronic form be formatted to comply with all state and federal laws requiring accessibility.
    Statewide impact

    In re: Amendments to the Florida Rules of Appellate Procedures

    SC11-192

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    Approx. 10:40
    As part of a regular three-year cycle, the Appellate Court Rules Committee of The Florida Bar recommends changes to the rules governing the filing and handling of appeals. These proposed amendments deal with matters such as the transition when a case is transferred from a trial attorney to a new appellate attorney and ways in which federal appeal courts can ask the Florida Supreme Court to settle a matter of Florida law that is at issue in a federal case.
    Statewide impact

     

     

    Florida Supreme Court Oral Arguments

    Wednesday, June 8, 2011

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    Facts & Issues

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    Luther Douglas v. State of Florida

    SC10-318 | SC10-1725

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    9:00

    Mr. Douglas was convicted of the first-degree murder of Mary Ann Hobgood, who was fatally beaten in 1999. The jury voted 11-1 to recommend a death sentence. The trial court condemned Mr. Douglas. This Court upheld the death sentence on direct appeal and Mr. Douglas filed a post-conviction challenge in trial court. It was denied and this appeal followed.

    Duval County

    Phillup Alan Partin v. State of Florida

    SC08-2348

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    Approx. 9:40
    Mr. Partin was convicted of the first-degree murder of Joshan Marie Ashbrook, a 16-year-old who suffered fatal injuries to her head and neck in 2002. The jury voted 9-3 to recommend a death sentence and the trial court condemned Mr. Partin. This is Mr. Partin's direct appeal of his death sentence.
    Pasco County

    140 Associates, Ltd. V. Seacoast National Bank

    SC10-974

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    Approx. 10:40
    Seacoast National Bank filed to foreclose on mortgages held by 140 Associates and others. The property owners challenged the bank's right to take such a step, arguing it did not have a certificate to do business in Florida as a foreign corporation, as required by state law. The trial court, however, ruled that state law was pre-empted by the National Bank Act. The Fourth District Court of Appeal upheld that ruling. This appeal followed.
    Palm Beach County

    In re: Amendments to the Florida Rules of Procedure

    SC10-2101

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    Approx. 11:20
    The Rules of Judicial Administration Committee on Email Service and all 10 rules committees of The Florida Bar ask this Court to adopt a new rule that would make email the primary means of exchanging pleadings between lawyers.
    Statewide impact

     

     

    Florida Supreme Court Oral Arguments

    Thursday, June 9, 2011

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    Daniel Del Monico v. Arthur Rodgers Traynor

    SC10-1397

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    9:00

    Mr. DelMonico sued Mr. Traynor, an attorney representing a defendant in an underlying lawsuit filed by Mr. DelMonico. The lawsuit against Mr. Traynor and his law firm alleged that Mr. Traynor defamed Mr. DelMonico while speaking with third parties about the underlying lawsuit. Mr. Traynor argued that the communications were absolutely privileged because they occurred during the course of a judicial proceeding. The trial court agreed and granted summary judgment. The Fourth District Court of Appeal upheld that ruling.

    Broward County

     

     

    Florida Supreme Court Oral Arguments

    Friday, June 10, 2011

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    Facts & Issues

    Place of Origin

    No cases scheduled