Florida Supreme Court Opinions

NOTICE: No opinions were ready for release on April 30, 2020.

Opinion Release: The Clerk's Office usually releases opinions, if any are ready, 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.

Note: Opinions are not released every Thursday, especially during times when new Justices join the Court. If the Thursday is a Court Holiday, the release may be moved to earlier in the week.

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NoteUnless 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.

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This site is not part of the Court's official web site and is maintained independently by FSU. It contains opinions issued in Florida Supreme Court cases decided since 1990 and the briefs filed in those cases. There also are opinions and briefs in selected cases before 1990.

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Analysis of Supreme Court Caseload

01/01/2020 - 06/30/2020
Cases Decided by Opinion = 65
Cases Decided by Order = 965
Total Case Dispositions = 1,030

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About Supreme Court Opinions

Opinions are available from September 24, 1999, to the present. Opinions released prior to this date can be found on Westlaw and in Florida Law Weekly.  These decisions are not final until any timely filed motion for rehearing is considered and disposed of by the Court. Opinions are also subject to formal revision before publication in the Southern Reporter, 3rd Series.