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R.C. v. Department Of Agriculture and Consumer Services

 FIRST DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL 

STATE OF FLORIDA 

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No. 1D19-3785 

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D.W.D., 

       Appellant, 

       v. 

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
AND CONSUMER SERVICES,
D
IVISION OF LICENSING, 

       Appellee. 

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On appeal from the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. 

Stephen D. Hurm, Director. 

July 15, 2021 

PER CURIAM. 

      Appellant, D.W.D., appeals a final order entered by Appellee, the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Licensing (“Department”), upholding the denial of his concealed weapon or firearm license application. Appellant makes several arguments on appeal pertaining to the Department’s reliance upon the federal background check performed by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement using the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (“NICS”), which deemed him ineligible to possess a firearm. We reverse and remand in accordance with our recent decision in R.C. v. Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services, Division of Licensing, 46 Fla. L. Weekly D1421, 2021 WL 2451307, at *6 (Fla. 1st DCA June 16, 2021) (en banc) (holding that the Department’s legal conclusion that the NICS result required the denial of the appellant’s concealed carry application was erroneous and reversing and remanding for further proceedings). 

      REVERSED and REMANDED for further proceedings. 

LEWIS, NORDBY, and LONG, JJ., concur. 

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Not final until disposition of any timely and authorized motion under Fla. R. App. P. 9.330 or 9.331. 

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Noel H. Flasterstein of Noel H. Flasterstein, P.A., Fort Lauderdale; Eric J. Friday of Eric Friday Law, P.A., Jacksonville, for Appellant. 

Jeff R. Richardson, Senior Attorney, Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Licensing, Tallahassee, for Appellee. 

DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL, FIRST DISTRICT

2000 Drayton Drive

Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0950

Telephone No. (850) 488-6151

July 15, 2021

CASE NO.: 1D19-3785

L.T. No.:

D.W.D. v. Department of Agriculture and

Consumer Services, Division of

Licensing


Appellant / Petitioner(s), Appellee / Respondent(s)

BY ORDER OF THE COURT:

      Appellant’s “Motion for Attorney’s Fees Pursuant to Florida Statutes § 120.595(5)” is

granted. The Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is directed to forward the

attorney’s fee matter to the Division of Administrative Hearings for further proceedings should

the parties be unable to agree on an appropriate fee. See Residential Plaza at Blue Lagoon,

Inc. v. Agency for Health Care Admin., 891 So. 2d 604, 607 (Fla. 1st DCA 2005).

      I HEREBY CERTIFY that the foregoing is (a true copy of) the original court order.

Served:

Eric J. Friday

Noel Howard Sohn Flasterstein

Stephani France, Clerk

Jeff R. Richardson

Steven L. Hall, GC

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