When a leaking underground drainage system pitted roads and driveways and created sinkholes in lawns at a Winter Garden subdivision, homeowners sued the developer to cover the damage and repair costs. After conflicting rulings in lower courts, the case reached the Florida Supreme Court, which heard arguments on it in December.
But before the justices had issued a ruling, the Florida Legislature stepped in like Judge Judy and moved to decide the case — and any future ones like it — in favor of the developer.
Lawmakers often carp about being pre-empted or overruled by “activist judges.” But in this case, lawmakers trumped the judges.
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