Markham v. Maccabee Investments, Inc.

Martin Harvey Cohen

Case Conclusion Date:February 10, 1977

Practice Area:Tax

Outcome:In Fla. Supreme Court, overturned decision of 4th District Court of Appeal

Description:The Supreme Court quashed the decision of the District Court of Appeal and held that a nongovernmental lessee using city owned property to operate a theater was not entitled to exemption because it was not furthering a public purpose of the city. The case is significant because it limited the use of "sweetheart" leases between cities and private enterprise.

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