DeSoto County takes bite of P.I.E.; P.I.E. bites back

March 23, 2017 | By MARK MILLER

When the Florida Legislature enacted the Bert J. Harris, Jr., Private Property Rights Protection Act, it explained that the law provided a remedy to landowners unfairly affected by government regulation on their property. The law says: When a specific action of a governmental entity has inordinately burdened an existing use of real property or a v ...


Making takings law great again in Florida

July 12, 2017 | By MARK MILLER

The Florida Legislature expects the courts of this bonny state to protect property rights. But the courts have not gotten the message. Time after time, the courts of the state fail to protect the property rights of Florida land owners. The latest example of that failure arose in a case called P.I.E., LLC v. DeSoto … ...