Thursday, July 5, 2012

Palmer Prevails in litigation. 3rd DCA denies Palmetto Bay's petition for writ of certiorari

The Third DCA released its opinion today, Thursday, July 5, 2012.  The 3 member appellate panel DENIED Palmetto Bay's petition for writ of certiorari.

CLICK HERE to read the entire 22 page opinion.  Note this opinion is NOT final until disposition of timely filed motion for rehearing.


  1. Why Gene. Why do we have to read this here? Why are you the only one who puts out all information? I just looked again on both the village Facebook and website and there is absolutely no mention of this Palmer decision. It is all carefully controlled happy news. It is as if the Mayor and Council want to pretend that nothing is happening, that we won’t find out that they wasted even more tax dollars on a fight they are never going to win. Village headlines on the website include summer camp, summer senior sampler, fireworks, but nothing about important information.


  2. AnonymousJuly 06, 2012

    Does this mean Palmetto Bay will now finally update their own litigation page?

    Note the disclaimer. Will that be changed to reflect the latest loss?

    Taken from the website at 1:30 PM, July 6, 2012:

    Village of Palmetto Bay vs. Palmer Trinity School

    Disclaimer: The following order is subject to an appeal and is not final during the pending litigation:
    • Opinion Filed Dec. 22, 2011
    • Petition Filed Jan. 23, 2012

    Need to add: (Insert Opinion Filed July 5,2012 here)

  3. AnonymousJuly 12, 2012

    In my 30 years of law practice, I have yet to see such illogical waste of taxpayer dollars. I would be surprised if the school does not now move to recover its legal fees and costs from the Palmetto Bay taxpayers. And it may just once again prevail. It is time to capitulate, cut losses, and show true leadership instead of shallow showsmanship.