This is my running list of significant Florida trusts-and-estates related appellate opinions for 2017. If you think I’ve missed an important case that deserves wider notice, please let me know. As new decisions are published I’ll add them to the list. The cases listed below are hyper-linked to the court’s original opinion and any commentary I may have written about the case.

  1. In re Estate of Arroyo v. Infinity Indemnity Insurance Company, — So.3d —-, 2017 WL 192019 (Fla. 3d DCA January 18, 2017) (2-YR non-claim statute; insurance litigation)
  2. Depriest v. Greeson, — So.3d —-, 2017 WL 672155 (Fla. 1st DCA February 21, 2017) (crash of estate vehicle; vicarious liability)
  3. Bryan v. Fernald, — So.3d —-, 2017 WL 694578 (Fla. 2d DCA February 22, 2017) (res judicata; probate orders)
  4. Spradley v. Spradley, — So.3d —-, 2017 WL 913632 (Fla. 2d DCA March 08, 2017) (can you sue an “estate”)
  5. Flinn v. Doty, — So.3d —-, 2017 WL 92350 (Fla. 4th DCA March 8, 2017) (homestead; equitable lien)
  6. Cohen v. Shushan, et al., — So.3d —-, 2017 WL 1018422 (Fla. 2d DCA March 15, 2017) (Israeli domestic union, marriage)
  7. Lopez v. Flores, — So.3d —-, 2017 WL 1018492 (Fla. 3d DCA March 15, 2017) (attorney disqualification)