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Supreme Court Declines to Hear $4 Million Free Speech Dispute

Jan. 11, 2021, 2:58 PM

The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear a case between a Florida developer and a woman who says a $4.4 million award against her violates her right to free speech.

The justices Monday denied a petition for review filed by Maggy Hurchalla, an environmentalist who has fought Lake Point Phase 1 and Phase 2 LLC over its plans to develop land in Martin County.

Local publications reported the company wanted to convert the project to supply drinking water to the West Palm Beach, according to the petition. Hurchalla was concerned that the plan could impact the federally designated Wild and...

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