Legal battle

Legal-fee squabble roils Gulf Breeze

Legal-fee squabble roils Gulf Breeze

If William Shakespeare wrote today about the City of Gulf Breeze’s long-running legal fight in the so-called Catawba Street “Land Grab” case, he might well tweak his famous line in Henry VI thusly: “Let’s pay all the lawyers.” In fact, before anything else gets decided in a 30-year-old case that won’t die, opposing attorneys are […]

Feuding pier partners make peace and plans

Feuding pier partners make peace and plans

Before the partners in Coastal Concessions LLC began a legal war with each other in February, their lease from the county to run the Navarre Beach Pier seemed like a license to mint money. But the dueling lawsuits between Stephanie Maddox and Scott Rayner have now been settled and the roughly $2 million-a-year business that […]

Judge seeks to end pier partners’ turmoil

Judge seeks to end pier partners’ turmoil

Although the feuding business partners who manage the Navarre Beach pier are being allowed to stay on after a contract violation, they still face possible sanctions in Santa Rosa Circuit Court. Judge John Simon told Scott Rayner and Stephanie Maddox last week that they must soon end their four-month legal battle through supervised mediation. Read […]

Pier partners pardoned for contract violation

Pier partners pardoned for contract violation

Threatened with possible eviction from their Navarre Beach Pier business, the embattled principals who run it bought more time this week with a three-year-late payment of $3,250 on their revenue-sharing pact with the county. County Attorney Roy Andrews backed off his recent ultimatum to Coastal Concessions LLC over the company’s unauthorized subcontract with an outside […]

Financial oversight of pier in question

Financial oversight of pier in question

The estranged partners who manage Navarre Beach Pier agree on little these days, except that the other has stolen money from Coastal Concessions LLC’s Lagerheads restaurant. Read the full article in the Feb. 23 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per year.

Jubilee owners jettison former associate

Jubilee owners jettison former associate

Round one in the legal battle over ownership of the 2,718 acres in Santa Rosa known as the Jubilee property has been won by a company that wants to essentially trade it to the county in exchange for millions of dollars in federal tax breaks. Read the full article in the Dec. 15 issue of […]

Jubilee land lawsuit may snag gift to county

Jubilee land lawsuit may snag gift to county

Conflict over the ownership of the 2,718-acre parcel known as Jubilee in north Santa Rosa could stall or even stop the planned donation of the property to the county. Atlanta area investor Ron Reeser, who once led the original development group that in 2007 planned to build thousands of houses and a golf course on […]

Gulf Breeze to appeal beach access case

Gulf Breeze to appeal beach access case

The legal battle over a small stretch of beach on Santa Rosa Sound in the City of Gulf Breeze turned an expensive page Monday night when the City Council voted to hire a Tallahassee law firm to pursue an appeal. The panel agreed to retain Messer, Caparello, an appellate specialist, in a move that will […]