Fla. Appeals Court Axes Gambling Permit Conversions

Law360, Miami (May 10, 2013, 9:25 PM EDT) -- A Florida appeals court on Friday struck down a 2010 state law allowing certain gambling facilities to change their jai-alai permit to a greyhound permit, saying it “is a special law unconstitutionally enacted in the guise of a general law.”

The First District Court of Appeal reversed a lower court's decision and granted summary judgment to Debary Real Estate Holdings LLC and Steven Costa, which have interests in a possible DeBary horse track and had challenged the law on the grounds that it applied only to...
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