CASES OF STATEWIDE INTEREST

Welcome to the Leon County Clerk and Comptroller's Office High Profile Cases page. Below you will find newsworthy cases that have been filed in Leon County. Click on the case style to view the documents. Due to the size of these cases, the images provided on these cases do not represent all filings in the cases. Please contact the Clerk's Office if you need access to, or copies of, other documents not listed.

2024 CA 000283: TOWN OF BRINY BREEZES FLORIDA vs ASHLEY LUKIS AS CHAIR OF FL COMMISSION ON ETHICS
Plaintiffs have filed a lawsuit against the Florida Commission on Ethics regarding the implementation of Chapter 2023-49 Laws of Florida, regarding financial disclosure requirements for municipal officials.

2023 CA 002860: FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY BOARD OF TRUSTEES vs ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE
Plaintiff, the Florida State University Board of Trustees has filed suit against the Atlantic Coast Conference regarding withdrawal from the conference.

2023 CA 002361: HUTCHINSON, ROBERT vs DESANTIS, RON
Plaintiffs have filed suit regarding the Governor's authority to appoint members to the Gainesville Regional Utilities Authority Board.

2023 CA 001928: CITY OF GAINESVILLE FLORIDA vs THE STATE OF FLORIDA
Plaintiff, the City of Gainesville, has filed suit against the State of Florida over enactment of House Bill 1645 transferring control of the city utilities from the city commission to the newly established Gainesville Regional Utilities Authority.

2023 CA 001492: MIAMI BEACH MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES AFSCME LOCAL 1554 vs THE PUBLIC EMPLOYEES RELATIONS COMMISSION
Plaintiffs, representing the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) and the Professional Managers and Supervisors Association (PMSA) has filed suit against the Public Employees Relations Commission over implementation of the recently approved Senate Bill 256: Employee Organizations Representing Public Employees.

2023 CF 003226 A001: STATE OF FLORIDA vs ADELSON, DONNA SUE

2022 CA 001785: FLORIDA CENTER FOR GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY, INC. vs EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR
Plaintiff, the Florida Center for Government Accountability, Inc. has filed a lawsuit against the Governor of the State of Florida for the transport of migrants from Texas to Massachusetts.

2022 CA 001681: PIZZO, JASON vs RON DESANTIS IN HIS OFFICIAL CAPACITY AS GOVERNOR
Plaintiff has filed a lawsuit against the Chief Financial Officer, Department of Transportation and Governor of the State of Florida for the transport of migrants from Texas to Massachusetts.

2022 CA 001087: SHAW, SEAN vs JERRY TORRES, AS A CANDIDATE FOR MEMBER OF CONGRES
Plaintiffs have filed a lawsuit against a candidate for the 14th Congressional District of Florida and the Florida Department of State, Division of Elections, regarding qualification to run for this office.

2022 CA 000980: GENERATION TO GENERATION INC., A RELIGIOUS NON-PRO vs THE STATE OF FLORIDA
Plaintiffs have filed a lawsuit against the State of Florida over implementation of House Bill 5 regulating abortion services.

2022 CA 000912: PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF SOUTHWEST & CENTRAL FLORIDA vs STATE OF FLORIDA
Plaintiffs have filed a lawsuit against the State of Florida over implementation of House Bill 5 regulating abortion services.

2022 CA 000666: BLACK VOTERS MATTER CAPACITY BUILDING INSTITUTE vs LAUREL M LEE IN HER OFFICIAL CAPACITY AS FLORIDA S
Plaintiffs have filed a lawsuit against the State of Florida regarding redistricting.

2021 CA 002038: FLORIDA VOTERS IN CHARGE vs JACOBY, MARK
Plaintiffs have filed a lawsuit against parties they allege have interfered with their efforts to gather signatures for a petition drive for a constitutional amendment on expansion of gaming in Florida.

2021 CA 001499: SMITH, CARLOS GUILLERMO vs FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Plaintiffs have filed a lawsuit against the Department of Health over data provided on COVID-19 cases.

2021 CA 001413: CUCCARO, GIA vs RON DESANTIS IN HIS OFFICAL CAPACITY AS GOVERNOR
Plaintiffs have filed a lawsuit against the Governor and Department of Economic Opportunity over the reduction in unemployment benefits funded through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

2021 CA 001382: MCCARTHY, ROBIN vs RICHARD CORCORAN IN OFFICIAL CAPACITY FL COMMISSIO
Plaintiffs have filed a lawsuit against the Governor, Education Commissioner and Florida Department of Education regarding Executive Order Number 21-175, Ensuring Parent's Freedom to Choose -- Mask in Schools.

2020 CF 001602 A001: STATE OF FLORIDA vs GLEE, AARON LEE
Murder, Kidnapping, Sexual Battery

2020 CF 001560 A001: STATE OF FLORIDA vs GLEE, AARON LEE
Second Degree Murder and kidnapping

2019 CA 001674: ALIANIELLO, CHRISTOPHER vs FLORIDA DEPT OF EDUCATION
Plaintiff, Christopher Alianiello, on behalf of himself and others, is suing the Florida Department of Education over implementation of the Best and Brightest Teacher Scholarship program.

2018 CF 002650 A001: STATE OF FLORIDA vs WILLIAMS, DENISE
3 COUNTS OF: "FRAUD INSURANCE FRAUD $100,000 OR MORE"

2018 CF 001592 A001: STATE OF FLORIDA vs WILLIAMS, DENISE
1. CONSPIRACY TO COMMIT MURDER -1ST DEGREE2. MURDER 1ST DEGREE3. ACCESSORY AFTER THE FACT - MURDER 1ST DEGREE

2018 CF 000497 A001: STATE OF FLORIDA vs MAGBANUA, KATHERINE D
1. CONSPIRACY TO COMMIT MURDER 2. SOLICITATION TO COMMIT MURDER

2018 CF 000496 A001: STATE OF FLORIDA vs GARCIA, SIGFREDO
1. CONSPIRACY TO COMMIT MURDER 2. SOLICITATION TO COMMIT MURDER

2016 CF 003036 A001: STATE OF FLORIDA vs MAGBANUA, KATHERINE D
Murder - 1st degree

2016 CF 001581 A001: STATE OF FLORIDA vs GARCIA, SIGFREDO
1. MURDER - FIRST DEGREE

2013 CA 000358: DEPT OF FINANCIAL SERVICES vs PATEL, SANDIP
The Florida Department of Financial Services seeks an order to show cause, injunction and notice of automatic stay on the appointment of the Department as the Receiver of Universal Health Care Insurance Company, Inc. for purposes of liquidation.