Fountainebleu Hotel vs. Forty-Five Twenty Five

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Econ 404 5/7/2009 Fontainebleau Hotel vs. Forty-Five Twenty Five Judge(s): Horton, Carroll, Cabot Court: District court of appeals Florida (Location, Date): August 1959 Plaintiff: Forty-Five Twenty Five Case Summary: Judge Files order to stop construction of the extension on the hotel. The structure is to be 14 stories high and it will block the afternoon sun of the neighboring hotel from 2pm onwards. The complaint was filed 1 year after the construction started on the hotel, and 8 stories had already been completed.
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Unformatted text preview: The extension was 130 feet back from the mean water mark and 76 feet back from the water bulkhead. Moving the structure 23 feet back to be 100 feet from the bulkhead would have no effect on the shadow problem for the adjacent hotel. Defense: Fontainebleau Hotel Verdict: The order to stop the building was overturned, and the Fontainebleau Hotel can continue to build its 14 story addition. Law and Economics Notes:...
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