• Jurisdiction: where court never entered order authorizing individual to intervene and individual never became party to litigation, court had no personal jurisdiction to adjudicate individual’s claims to properties at issue; thus, court’s rulings about ownership of or title to properties were not binding on individual – Billewicz v. MacRae, Nos. 2D12-5933 & 2D13-786 (Fla. 2d DCA May 9, 2014) (affirming circuit court’s orders)
  • Contract: real estate contract was unambiguous that deposits transferred to seller as “payment” or “consideration” for extensions of closing date were not intended to serve as credits at closing; thus, seller was entitled to summary judgment in its favor in buyer’s breach of contract action based on seller’s failure to credit deposits – Dirico v. Redland Estates, Inc., No. 3D12-3132 (Fla. 3d DCA May 7, 2014) (reversing and remanding for judgment in seller’s favor)
  • Foreclosure/Standing: substituted plaintiff who had acquired note and mortgage from prior holder also acquired standing of prior holder who was original plaintiff in foreclosure, where note attached to complaint contained allonge dated before filing of foreclosure and assigning note to prior holder – Brandenburg v. Residential Credit Solutions, Inc., No. 4D12-3404 (Fla. 4th DCA May 7, 2014) (affirming final summary judgment of foreclosure)
  • Landlord/Tenant: once court dismissed landlord’s eviction action with prejudice, tenant was entitled to return of funds deposited into court registry, and court lost jurisdiction to adjudicate parties’ dispute over amount of rent owed – Noimbie v. Harvey, No. 4D13-2843 (Fla. 4th DCA May 7, 2014) (granting petition for writ of certiorari)