Cuevas, Garcia & Torres, P.A.
contact Our Firm Today
Toll free – 877-801-4135

Miami – 305-461-9500

Orlando – 407-992-2251

Real estate disputes not over yet. Will high court hear the case?

The Florida Supreme Court is being asked to hear a complex case that has already passed through the lower courts of the state. The plaintiffs are appealing from an adverse ruling made in the 1st District Court of Appeals. The real estate disputes involved have to do with a state constitutional amendment that voters approved several years ago.

The amendment addresses land and water conservation and, in particular, how monies from a Land Acquisition Trust Fund may be spent. The Florida Defenders of the Environment and several other parties seek the Supreme Court review, arguing that the funds were supposed to be used for buying and maintaining additional property acquired after the amendment took effect. The plaintiffs further contend that the defendant, namely, the state of Florida, misused the funds. In fact, a Circuit Court judge initially ruled in the plaintiffs' favor.

The defendant appealed the ruling to the 1st District Court of Appeals, where the lower court ruling was overturned. That court ruled that state retains the power to spend the funds in question as it sees fit, with no restrictions. The plaintiffs are asking the high court to clarify the lower court ruling. An attorney speaking on behalf of the plaintiffs says the high court would not only be reviewing these issues for the sake of this specific case but with regard to all voter-initiated constitutional amendments.

Real estate disputes like this one are complicated and are much easier to resolve when experienced litigators are at the helm. Any person or group in need of guidance and support for similar issues can request a meeting with a Florida real estate law attorney. This is typically the first step toward finding a fair and just solution to even the most complex legal issues.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
The Florida Bar | 1950 American Bar Association DADE County Bar Association | 1916 Orange County Bar Association Coral Gables Bar Association American Immigration Lawyer Association

Contact Us Today. Call 877-801-4135 or complete this form to schedule a consultation with our legal experts.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Offices Conveniently Located in Miami And Orlando

Miami Dadeland Office
7300 North Kendall Drive
Suite 680
Miami, FL 33156

Toll Free: 877-801-4135
Phone: 305-461-9500
Fax: 786-362-7127
Map & Directions

Midtown Miami Office
3401 North Miami Avenue
Suite 209
Miami, FL 33127

Toll Free: 877-801-4135
Phone: 305-461-9500
Fax: 786-362-7127
Map & Directions

Orlando Office
801 North Magnolia Avenue
Suite 221
Orlando, FL 32803

Toll Free: 877-801-4135
Fax: 786-362-7127
Map & Directions

Email This Office