Standards of Review in Appellate Courts (continued – Section G)

G. OTHER PRINCIPLES PERTINENT TO STANDARD OF REVIEW

1. The appellate court will not undertake to resolve issues which, though of interest to bench and bar, are not dispositive of the particular case before the court. Pagan v. Sarasota County Public Hosp. Bd., 884 So.2d 257 (Fla. 2d DCA 2004).

2. When a change in law has occurred during the pendency of an appeal, the appellate court will apply the law prevailing at the time of the appellate decision rather than the law at the time of the trial. State v. Strazdins, 890 So.2d 334 (Fla. 2d DCA 2004); State v. Glatzmayer, 789 So.2d 297 (Fla. 2001).

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