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Here’s The Scoop…TOWN OF LBTS…YOU ARE SERVED!….

May 19, 2009 by Barbara

SAY HELLO TO BERT J. HARRIS….

We hear that the Town of Lauderdale-By- The- Sea was served today with the long denied or long awaited (depending on your affiliation in this town) Bert J. Harris lawsuits!…

Four suits were filed…..

Sea Watch Restaurant,  Palm Club, El Dorado and Coastal Arms.  It is said all are using the same law firm but it is  believed they filed separate lawsuits, leaving the  town to do a lot more paperwork to defend against four suits instead of one.

Sea Colony is said to be using a different attorney.  We are told they will be filing separately.  Not known is the exact day that the lawsuits were filed with the court, but it is reported the summonses were served on the town today. ( Commissioners check your mailboxes!)….Not known yet, just how much they are seeking in compensation.  Previously, the five properties filed claims totaling $28 million.  Those figures may have been adjusted that figure up over the last two years, or they may have adjusted it down to reflect the declining economy.

We hear behind the scenes… there is a lot going on….from reporters, attorneys and of course the Town staff….Look for the Town Attorney to give an “overview” on the summons with a possible Shade Session with the Commissioners… at the 5/26/09 Commission meeting?…

Looks like Vice Mayor McIntee is on a roll for his latest inaccurate chest thumping declarations from the dais (previous post…LBTS agenda/meetings Comm.comments 5/12/09) ..including his assertions that the By The Sea Future Newspaper was wrong and was lying about the Bert. J. Harris lawsuits coming to Town!…OOPS!

See the Mark Brown Editorial (pg. 2 in current 5/15/09 edition)…http://www.bytheseafuture.org/

more to come…

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