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No Mistrial on the Horizon for Martin County's Maggy Hurchalla

July 4, 2018 - 6:00am
Maggy in court. Credit: Gossip Extra

Environmental activist Maggy Hurchalla​ can no longer hope for a mistrial. 

Martin County Commissioner Sarah Heard Files for Re-election Despite Criminal Charges

July 2, 2018 - 12:00pm
Sarah Heard

Still facing criminal charges for alleged public records violations in 2013, Martin County Commissioner Sarah Heard, a Republican, filed for re-election June 22, on the last day of the qualifying period. She paid the $3,810 qualifying fee from a $5,000 loan to herself and rented a post office box in Palm City.

Maggy Hurchalla Drops a Bomb in Lake Point Appeal

June 20, 2018 - 10:00am

Environmental activist Maggy Hurchalla's appeal of a $4.3 million judgment by a Martin County jury on Feb. 14 has not gone well for her. At least, not until now.

A Big Ol' 'Pants on Fire' for Tampa Bay Times' Craig Pittman

SFWMD Plagued by Martin County's Public Records, Legal Shenanigans

April 23, 2018 - 5:00pm
Judge William Roby, Maggy Hurchalla, and Nathaniel Reed

On the surface, it appears to be a legal dispute between the South Florida Water Management District and the Everglades Law Center -- then again, this is Martin County, where things aren’t often as they appear, and where misinformation and hyperbole seem to rule.

The argument over whether the transcript of a SFWMD mediation meeting among its attorneys and the district's governing board should be made public under the state's Sunshine Laws, Chapter 119, or remain confidential under the state's mediation laws, Chapter 44, is now before the Fourth District Court of Appeal. 

U.S. Rep. Brian Mast, Sheriff Will Snyder to Address School Safety at Martin Dinner

March 19, 2018 - 11:00am
Brian Mast and Will Snyder

Two Republican political leaders -- U.S. Congressman Brian Mast and Martin County Sheriff Will Snyder, a former state representative -- will present their views and answer questions about stopping the threat of more school shootings at the annual dinner of the Martin County Taxpayers Association.

Hurchalla Attorney Virginia Sherlock Gets Her Knuckles Rapped

February 28, 2018 - 6:00pm
Virginia Sherlock

A Martin County Circuit Court judge found that attorney Virginia Sherlock's objections to filing the final judgment against her client, former commissioner and environmentalist Maggy Hurchalla, was a deliberate attempt to delay the jury's award of $4.4 million to Lake Point Restoration for damages caused by Hurchalla's interference in its contracts.

Ruling in Hurchalla Lake Point Case Delayed by Yet Another Hearing

February 27, 2018 - 11:00am
Photo: LEAH VOSS/TCPALM

Two weeks after environmentalist and former Martin County commissioner Maggy Hurchalla was found liable for tortious interference, the court still hasn't issued the order that awards Lake Point Restoration its $4.4 million in damages.

Environmentalist Maggy Hurchalla Loses in Court; Jury Awards Rock Mine $4.4 Million

February 15, 2018 - 10:15am
Maggy in court. Credit: Gossip Extra

Maggy Hurchalla, one of Florida's most prominent environmental activists, was found liable Wednesday for interfering with already-signed contracts. After eight days of testimony, the six-member Martin County Circuit Court jury awarded Lake Point Restoration more than $4.3 million in damages.

Finally, Martin Activist Maggy Hurchalla Goes to Trial

February 3, 2018 - 6:00am
Credit: Patrick Carlson

The Lake Point lawsuit against Maggy Hurchalla, a former Martin County commissioner and environmental activist, alleging she interfered with the western Martin rock mine's contracts, finally … finally … goes to trial Monday. The county has endured five years of legal wrangling, accompanied by the choreographed hand-wringing and inflammatory remarks by Hurchalla groupies to get to this point.

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