The Palm Beach Circuit Court entered final judgment against the City of Boca Raton over its “blind reliance on assurances from self-interested officials” that led to pervasive public records violations related to the residential development of two prime oceanfront properties.

Robert Sweetapple, a partner at Sweetapple, Broeker & Varkas in Boca Raton, and Joanne O’Connor, a shareholder at Jones Foster, represented the plaintiff, Azure Development LLC, who sued the defendant, the city, in their litigation strategy to solve why the project was held up.