Fate Of Fla. Keys Developers Hinges On Takings Appeals

Law360, Miami (August 12, 2013, 9:38 PM EDT) -- Hundreds of Florida Keys landowners who have been locked out of developing their properties by increasingly stringent environmental regulations are closely watching two cases in the state appeals courts that could either slam or open the door to their efforts to recoup their losses through regulatory takings suits.

Key Largo attorney James Mattson says he had clients itching to file lawsuits against Monroe County and the state of Florida alleging regulatory takings of their properties, but has advised them to wait to see the outcome of...
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