Fla. High Court Won't Hear Green Groups' Sanctions Appeal

Law360, Miami (May 10, 2013, 8:02 PM EDT) -- The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday declined to take up an appeal by environmental groups who were sanctioned by a lower court for their “meritless appeal” of a decision approving changes to Martin County's growth-management plan.

In a one-paragraph ruling, the state high court said that though it had initially agreed to review a decision by the First District Court of Appeal to sanction the environmental groups, it had now decided that “jurisdiction was improvidently granted” and dismissed the appeal.

The decision lets stand the appeals...
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