Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Update on the Palmer Trinity Litigation – Palmer prevails on its motion for attorney’s fees and costs against Palmetto Bay

Friday the 13th indeed. The three Judge panel entered an order on Friday, July 13, 2012, GRANTING Palmer’s motion for attorney’s fees. No amount is set. The issue has been remanded to the trial court to set the amount. Click on the thumbnail photo to see a larger size .JPEG of the order awarding fees.

What is interesting is that the fees are to be assessed solely against Palmetto Bay. The other Petitioners appear to have escaped sharing in the financial burden of the reimbursement of Palmer’s fees. The fees will fall entirely upon Village taxpayers.

Palmetto Bay officials will publicly discuss this issue for the first time at the Wednesday, July 18, 2012, Committee of the Whole meeting (COW)  (thank you goes to Howard Tendrich, the Palmetto Bay Council transparency watchdog). It is listed as item 2:

 Discussion re: Village of Palmetto Bay v. Palmer Trinity Private School, Third District Court of Appeal Appellate Court Case No.: No. 3D12-190; Lower Tribunal No. 10-259

CLICK HERE to review the COW agenda.


  1. AnonymousJuly 17, 2012

    You expected a different result?

  2. AnonymousJuly 17, 2012

    The three amigos are not finished yet. They have much further to go in the financial and social downfall of Palmetto Bay. Great Job Brian Pariser. I will make sure none of my friends ever hire you as their attorney.

  3. AnonymousJuly 17, 2012

    Allowing this council to make decisions on the Palmer litigation is no better than leaving child unattended at home with matches. The village is burning thanks to these clowns. Recall is the only solution we have left: http://www.recallpalmettobay.com/

  4. AnonymousJuly 18, 2012

    I have one thing to say to Shelley Stanczyk, Joan Lindsay and Brian Pariser: It is an old adage and a true one that "false-hoods and young chickens come home to roost".

    You three have made your bed and now it is time to lie in it. Enjoy the mess you three have created for Palmetto Bay.