No Payouts For Denied Land Permits: Fla. High Court

Law360, New York (November 4, 2011, 8:43 PM EDT) -- The Florida Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that government entities who deny private property owners development permits after failed negotiations over permit conditions are not required to pay compensation for the value of the property.

The Florida high court said the state's Fifth District Court of Appeal had incorrectly applied U.S. Supreme Court precedent regarding exactions when it ruled that the St. Johns River Water Management District had effected a regulatory taking of Coy A. Koontz Sr.'s property when it denied him development permits.

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