The Third District Court of Appeal issued a scheduling order on February 27, 2012, in the case of Village of Palmetto Bay, Florida. v. Palmer Trinity Private School, Inc. CLICK HERE to review the official public online case docket, case number 3D12-190, for the Third District Court.
What this means: The litigation moves forward. Palmer Trinity School was ordered to file its response within thirty (30) days of the order. The Village will be required to file its final brief, the reply, within five (5) days from the time Palmer Trinity files the response.
No word yet whether any party has requested or if so, if the court will hear oral argument on the appeal. I will post any updates as they become available.
Prior decisions can be read by clinking the link to prior posting: Read the Palmer court decisions posted on South Dade Matters
Two of the Court decisions have been posted on the South Dade Matters blog.
Click the case number to read the December 23, 2011, court decision: CaseNo10-25912232011
Click the case number to read the February 11, 2011m court decision: CaseNo10-259AP.
Both opinions contain significant background that should assist interested readers in becoming updated in the status of the ligation between the Palmetto Bay council and Palmer Trinity School. There are other orders and court filings not posted here that would also be of assistance in gaining a full and complete understanding of the present issues.
In response to public demand, Palmetto Bay recently added a litigation tab located in the right lower column of its official website. This scheduling order has not been added to the page as of 6:20 PM, Tuesday, Feb 28, 2012. CLICK HERE to view the official Palmetto Bay litigation page.