Fla. Appeals Court Revives Tribe's Power Plant Rezoning Suit

Law360, Miami (June 12, 2013, 7:24 PM EDT) -- A Florida appeals court on Wednesday revived the Seminole Tribe of Florida's suit against Hendry County challenging rezoning of an area abutting the tribe's reservation to allow for the construction of an electric power plant by Florida Power & Light Co.

The Second District Court of Appeal said the trial court erred in concluding that the tribe's lawsuit — brought under a state law allowing challenges to ordinances that run contrary to a county's comprehensive development plan — was preempted by the Florida Electrical Power Plant...
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