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City seeks reimbursement for Sunshine lawsuit expenses

City seeks reimbursement for Sunshine lawsuit expenses

BRADENTON BEACH – The city will try to recover some or all of the estimated $450,000 in attorney fees and legal costs city taxpayers...
Sunshine trial gets underway

Sunshine trial gets underway

BRADENTON – The Sunshine Law lawsuit involving the city of Bradenton Beach and six former city advisory board members is underway. The civil trial began...
Metz deposed in Sunshine lawsuit

Metz deposed in Sunshine lawsuit

BRADENTON – Former Planning and Zoning Board member and Sunshine Law lawsuit defendant John Metz has been deposed, but his computer may be subjected...
Commission considers and rejects three Sunshine settlements

Commission considers, rejects three Sunshine lawsuit settlements

BRADENTON BEACH – Bradenton Beach commissioners have rejected three proposed Sunshine Law lawsuit settlement offers. Earlier that day, Friday, June 28, lawsuit defendants Bill Vincent,...
City prevails in preliminary Sunshine hearing

City prevails in preliminary Sunshine hearing

BRADENTON – Twelfth Circuit Court Judge Edward Nicholas has ruled in favor of the city of Bradenton Beach, denying three legal actions sought by...
Commission rejects Sunshine lawsuit counteroffer

Commission rejects Sunshine lawsuit counteroffer

BRADENTON BEACH – Bradenton Beach commissioners have rejected the settlement counteroffer proposed by the six defendants in the 2017 Sunshine Law lawsuit. The defendants had...
Sunshine Law trial delayed until July

Sunshine Law trial delayed until July

BRADENTON BEACH – The trial for the Sunshine Law lawsuit filed against six former city advisory board members has been rescheduled for July 15....
CNOBB webmaster deposition raises more Sunshine questions

CNOBB webmaster deposition raises more Sunshine questions

BRADENTON – The deposition of former webmaster Michael Harrington has uncovered emails that raise additional questions about possible Sunshine law violations by members of...
Sunshine Depositions

Sunshine lawsuit depositions continue

BRADENTON BEACH – Former Planning and Zoning Board member Patty Shay is now the third Sunshine lawsuit defendant deposed by attorney Robert Watrous. Shay was...
Deposition Reed Mapes

Mapes and Martin deposed in Sunshine lawsuit

BRADENTON BEACH – Sunshine Law lawsuit defendants Reed Mapes and Tjet Martin have been deposed by attorney Robert Watrous. Defendant Patty Shay is scheduled for...
Sunshine reaction

Sunshine press conference reactions differ

Updated May 26, 2018 BRADENTON BEACH – City residents Jim Hassett and Jack Clarke hold differing views on statements made during the Thursday, May 17...
John Metz

Metz defense challenges Sunshine Law

BRADENTON BEACH – Lawsuit defendant John Metz and his attorney, Thomas Shults, claim the Florida Sunshine Law is unconstitutional. “Mr. Metz feels the entire Sunshine...
Bill Shearon calls

Mayor in frequent contact with Sunshine defendants

BRADENTON BEACH – Mayor Bill Shearon has had several private phone calls over the past two months with defendants named in a Sunshine Law...
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Sunshine lawsuit filed

BRADENTON BEACH – Six current and former city board and committee members are named as defendants in a Sunshine Law suit filed Friday. “This is...