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Land Use Litigation Cases


Cemex Construction Materials Florida, LLC v. Lee County
Administrative order upholding Lee County Comprehensive Plan Amendments as "in compliance."
Sony Roy v. Board of County Commissioners of Walton County
Action regarding alleged violation of 14th Amendment; Violation of 42 U.S.C. §1981; 42 U.S.C. §1982, 42 U.S.C. §1983 (Civil Rights); 42 U.S.C. §1985 (Civil Rights); 42 U.S.C. §3604 (Fair Housing Act); Violation of 5th Amendment (Inverse Condemnation).
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K & H Development, Inc. v. Keith Howard, et al.
Action alleging a taking of property resulting from an assignment of density.
Judkins v. Walton County
Florida First District Court of Appeal decision upholding summary judgment for Walton County on an inverse condemnation claim on the basis that the claim was barred by the statute of limitations.  The written opinion is one of only a handful of Florida appellate decisions to address the stabilization doctrine set forth in United States v. Dickinson, 331 U.S. 745 (1947), which provides for a narrow exception to the statute of limitations in inverse condemnation claims. 
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Tax and Finance Litigation Cases 


Okaloosa County v. DJJ
Administrative Order invalidating rules of the Department of Juvenile Justice regarding detention cost sharing.
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Miami-Dade v. DJJ
Administrative Recommended Order finding that the Department of Juvenile Justice's reconciliation to the counties for detention cost sharing for fiscal year 2008-09 did not comply with state statute.
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Davis v. Marion County
Florida Fifth District Court of Appeal decision upholding "reassessment" for road improvements.
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Desiderio Corp. v. City of Boynton Beach
Florida Fourth District Court of Appeal decision upholding special assessment funding fire rescue department.
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Donovan v. Okaloosa County
Florida Supreme Court decision validating revenue bonds to finance beach restoration project.
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Leon County v. Lewis
Florida Supreme Court decision invalidating as unconstitutional state statute requiring county funding for the Offices of Criminal Conflict and Civil Regional Counsel.
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Lanning v. Pilcher
Florida First District Court of Appeal decision upholding dismissal of complaint challenging the constitutionality of the Save Our Homes Amendment.
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DeLuccio v. Havill
Florida First District Court of Appeal decision upholding dismissal of complaint challenging the constitutionality of the Save Our Homes Amendment and the "portability" provision of Amendment 1, adopted 2008.
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Bruner v. Hartsfield
Florida First District Court of Appeal decision upholding dismissal of complaint challenging the constitutionality of the Save Our Homes Amendment and the "portability" provision of Amendment 1, adopted 2008.
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 Tina Brown, et al. v. Lee County
Action regarding validity of school impact fees.
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The Home Builders Association of Metro Orlando, Inc. v. Osceola County
Action contesting the validity of the County's school impact fees.
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Tivoli Orlando Associates, Ltd. v. Seminole County
Action contesting the validity of building permit fees and water sewer impact fees.
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Citizens Action Committee of Cape Coral Incorporated v. The City of Cape Coral
Action challenging a special assessment to fund a capital improvement; Florida Sunshine Act; Notice, and Collection Issues.
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