Fit to be tried: Military, Balfour Beatty property-tax case
June 5, 2013 Key West Citizen
A lawsuit about how much, if any, in property taxes are owed on five military properties in Key West will be tried in November, a judge ruled Monday.
Southeast Housing LLC, which partners with Naval Air Station Key West on housing projects, sued the Monroe County Property Appraiser's Office last year to fight $11.3 million in liens and back taxes placed on the properties, and the right to keep those properties exempt from local property taxes.
Both parties in the lawsuit recently asked Circuit Court Judge David Audlin to rule in their favor in a summary judgment, which would have kept the case from going to trial. But Audlin ruled Monday that it should be tried.