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Horse breeders can challenge divvying up of award money, court says

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Horse breeders have legal standing to “challenge the annual plan for distribution of owners’ and breeders’ awards,” according to a unanimous appeals court decision Monday. In a case ultimately about who controls the money and how much goes back to horsemen and breeders, Southern Cross Farm (SCF) had appealed a ruling from state gambling regulators.

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Justices hear arguments on proposed solar power amendment

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Florida Supreme Court justices on Tuesday heard both sides of a proposed constitutional amendment on solar-generated electricity. Lawyers for its proponents and opponents presented their cases to the court as part of a required legal review. Proposed amendments can deal with only one subject and the summary that voters see on the ballot can’t be misleading. The amendment is aiming to get on the 2016 ballot. Bob Nabors, lawyer for amendment sponsor Floridians for Solar Choice, told the court the question isn’t about the…

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