FLORIDA – Legal fights drag on over environmentally friendly landscaping

Orlando Sentinel: Legal fights drag on over environmentally friendly landscaping
By Kevin Spear
November 15, 2014

An Orange County family sued in 2012 by a neighborhood association for planting environmentally friendly landscaping is still fighting the civil action. “It’s ridiculous that it has been going on for two years,” said the family’s lawyer, Barbara Billiot Stage. She isn’t alone in her frustration. There is no formal tracking of such lawsuits in Florida, but it isn’t difficult to find associations on the offensive to protect a neighborhood look and embattled homeowners willing to fight to lessen their use of water and fertilizer. The legal actions typically play out for years.

She isn’t alone in her frustration. There is no formal tracking of such lawsuits in Florida, but it isn’t difficult to find associations on the offensive to protect a neighborhood look and embattled homeowners willing to fight to lessen their use of water and fertilizer. The legal actions typically play out for years. The Orange lawsuit was filed against Jeffrey and Renee Parker by Summerport Residential Property Owners’ Association Inc. for replacing St. Augustine lawn with drought-tolerant grass and plants. The Summerport community is near Windermere.  Read more:

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