Case Conclusion Date: 02.10.1977
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.