Senate Studies Vexatious Land Use Legislation

07/08/2011 10:58 AM | Anonymous
The Senate has announced a series of interim projects under consideration.   One of them will be addressing vexatious Litigation and so called SLAP suits (Strategic lawsuits against public participation).

Here is a summary of the issues they plan to address:

Vexatious Litigation
DATE DUE: September 1, 2011 
PROJECT NUMBER: 2012-212 


During the 2011 legislative session, concern was raised that land use laws, regulations, and local land use ordinances were being abused by individuals or organizations that file lawsuits in bad faith for financial gain. Although s. 163.3184, F.S., requires good faith filing, there was interest in finding out whether the protections already in place for landowners could be strengthened without harming affected citizens’ access to courts.

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