In conjunction with the recently-filed lawsuit asking the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida to stop Sarasota County from removing “encroachments” from the Legacy Trail right-of-way, Thor Hearne and True North Law filed a motion for preliminary injunction to bring this to the court’s immediate attention.  The motion asks the court to immediately enjoin or prevent Sarasota County from removing what it calls “encroachments” from hundreds of landowners’ property.  A copy of the motion is available here.

Sarasota County sent notices to hundreds of landowners demanding that the landowners remove fences, sheds, patios, decks, swimming pools, and other “encroachments” from the Legacy Trail rail-trail corridor by March 30th.  This motion asks the court to hold a hearing and prevent the county from removing these owners’ property or fine the owners for not removing this property.

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