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LANDLORD-TENANT--EVICTION--ATTORNEY'S FEES--FORECLOSED PROPERTY. Tenants who were leasing foreclosed property were not entitled to attorney's fees for prevailing on their emergency motion to quash a writ of possession based on the Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act or under section 83.48. Read more...

DEPENDENT CHILDREN--RELATIVE CAREGIVER PROGRAM. The Department of Children and Family Services may not cease paying relative caregiver funds to otherwise eligible candidates simply because a parent has been allowed to reside in their home, so long as the relative custodian continues to care full-time for the child in the role of a substitute parent. Read more...

CRIMINAL LAW--POSSESSION OF CANNABIS--MEDICAL MARIJUANA. The fact that a defendant possessed a medical marijuana verification card issued by California pursuant to the California Compassionate Use Act does not preclude prosecution for possession of marijuana under Florida law. Read more...

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FLORIDA FIREARM OWNERS PRIVACY ACT.. The Court of Appeals held that Florida's Firearm Owners Privacy Act, which places restrictions on physicians' inquiry and record-keeping with regard to patients' ownership of firearms, is a legitimate regulation of professional conduct. A federal district court decision holding otherwise was reversed. Read more...

SEARCH AND SEIZURE—CONSENT. To obtain the protections arising from the Court's decision in Georgia v. Robinson, in which the Supreme Court held that a physically present inhabitant's express refusal of consent to a police search is dispositive as to him, the cotenant must object to the search. Read more...

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