News Release: Associated Press
August 6, 2014
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- A Tallahassee attorney keeps winning his legal battle with Gov. Rick Scott and the state over a disputed piece of land near the governor's mansion.
Circuit Judge John Cooper on Tuesday threw out a lawsuit that Scott and members of the Cabinet filed against Steven Andrews over the land. He also affirmed earlier rulings that backed Andrews.
Andrews wants to buy the land since his law office is located on it. But the Scott administration wants the land as part of a plan to turn into a museum the adjacent historic home of former Gov. LeRoy Collins.
Andrews contends state officials were not interested in the property until Scott found out that he was involved. The state alleged Andrews interfered with the state's plan to purchase the property.