Florida Supreme Court

The Florida Supreme Court will today hear 4 cases. 1) SC20-596 State Farm Florida Insurance Company v. Charles Sanders, et. al.: Summary: Mr. and Mrs. Sanders filed a lawsuit against State Farm for breach of contract arising out of a Hurricane Irma property damage claim. The parties agreed to participate in an out-of-court appraisal process. State Farm filed a motion claiming that the appraiser selected by Sanders was not a 'disinterested' appraiser as required by the Homeowner Policy. The trial court allowed the appraiser, and State Farm appealed. The Third District Court of Appeal denied State Farm's petition and certified both conflict and a question of great public importance to this Court., 2) SC20-1441 Michael Anthony Conage v. United States of America: Summary: The United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit certifies a question of Florida Law to this Court for review: How does Florida law define the term 'purchase' under Florida cocaine traffic laws., 3) SC20-1251 Inquiry Concerning a Judge Re: Richard Howard: Summary: Circuit Judge Richard Howard has been summoned before the Court to receive a public reprimand for misconduct., and 4) SC21-187 In Re: Amendments to Rule 4-13.4 of the Rules of the Supreme Court Relating to Admissions to the Bar: Summary: On its own motion, this Court published for comment proposed amendments to Rule of the Supreme Court Relating to Admissions to the Bar 4-13.4 (Alternative Method of Educational Qualification). The proposed amendments would adjust the requirements for international lawyers to take the Bar exam by reducing the number of required years of practice in the U.S. for foreign-educated applicants from ten to seven and adding a new pathway for foreign-educated applicants with an LL.M. The Court received two comments on its proposal.