On October 8, 2008, the Florida Second District Court of Appeal conducted a special oral argument session in the latest round of litigation against IMC Phosphates Company’s proposed 4,200-acre “Ona Mine” project. Charlotte County and other local governments are opposed to the project because they fear it will adversely impact the Peace River, Charlotte Harbor, and other important natural resources. Because the case is so voluminous and complex, the appellate court expanded the normal 40 minute hearing time to 2 hours. David Caldevilla, a Board Certified Appellate Lawyer with de la Parte & Gilbert, presented oral arguments on behalf of Charlotte County.
The St. Petersburg Times article, reporting on the hearing, is found at the following link: