LAW OFFICE OF ROBERT K. LINCOLN, P.A.

Land Use and Local Government Law and Litigation

The Law Office of Robert K. Lincoln, P.A.  provides legal services to private and public entities involved in complex land use disputes.  Hiring an attorney is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements.  Before you decide, ask and I will provide free information about my experience and qualifications. 

First Amendment, Discovery, and Land Use Disputes

In Matthews v City of Maitland, here's the link, the 5th held that the trial court erred in ordering a group of citizens who were contesting a land use decision to identify the donors (and in particular, attorneys/developers/accountants for same) to their trial fund. Citing First Amendment and related concerns, the Court granted cert and quashed the discovery order, finding that the effect (and probably intent) was a chilling effect on donors, and that the information was not relevant or likely to lead to relevant evidence.

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