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Pinellas County appeals $16.5 million judgment

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Pinellas County has filed an appeal to try overturning a $16.5 million judgment for a developer denied a zoning and land use change. The notice of appeal, filed Monday, comes days after Judge Walter L. Schafer Jr. turned down the county’s motion for a new trial. Clerk of Court Ken Burke transmitted the appeal to the Second District Court of Appeals on Tuesday. But the Pinellas County Commission never formally voted to appeal the judgment. “There was no formal agenda…

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