• Ad Valorem Taxes: presumption that assessment correct lost in ad valorem tax challenge where taxpayer proves by preponderance of evidence either (i) appraiser did not consider properly criteria of Fla. Stat. § 193.011 or (ii) arbitrarily used appraisal practices not generally applied; “any-reasonable-hypothesis” standard abrogated - CVS EGL Fruitville Sarasota FL, LLC v. Todora, No. 2D-122966 (Fla. 2d DCA Setp. 18, 2013) (reversed and remanded)
  • Tax Deed/Associations: lien for unpaid homeowners’ association assessments does not survive issuance of tax deed -Crickett Props., LLC v. Nassau Pointe at Heritage Isles Homeowners Association, Inc., No. 2D12-6194 (Fla. 2d DCA Sept. 20, 2013) (reversed and remanded)
  • Foreclosure: foreclosure judgment and sale affirmed where borrower failed to present any competent evidence showing court committed error – Corning v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., No. 1D12-4617 (Fla. 1st DCA Sept. 19, 2013) (affirmed) [Congratulations to Carlton Fields attorneys Michael Winston, Dean Morande, and Donna Eng, who represented Wells Fargo in this appeal]
  • Date of Service: private postage-meter date is competent substantial evidence that can rebut prima facie proof created by date in certificate of service – JPMorgan Chase, N.A. v. Bigley, No. 3D12-995 (Fla. 3d DCA Sept. 18, 2013) (reversed and remanded).
  • Sanction of Dismissal: order striking pleadings and entering default and final judgment as sanction for discovery violations reversed and remanded where court failed to consider factors set forth in Kozel v. Ostendorf – Heritage Circle Condo. Ass’n., Inc. v. DBPR, No. 4D12-1733 (Fla. 4th DCA Sept. 18, 2013) (reversed and remanded)