Citrus County was sued some time ago on a Bert Harris claim. Briefly the facts are as follows:
The County approved a condo development that was consistent with the Land Dev Code , but not the Comp Plan. The Code had been in place for several years and had not been challenged as inconsistent with the Plan within the one year Statute of Limitation of FS 163.3213
A NYMBY group sued the County on the permit under 163.3215 but the issue was entirely a zoning issue and the 163.3213 limitation was completely overlooked due to incompetent County counsel. The County lost and failed to appeal. They subsequently downzoned the property and the owner sued for damages incurred in reliance on the County.
Now comes the good part : The County attorney quits and the outside contract attorney now argues that the developer had no right to rely on the representations of the Director and planners because they are not competent to make decisions on land use. (presumeably because they are not lawyers)
Maybe some of you planners out there would like to intervene as "amicus curiae" to protect your reputations. It is pretty clear to me that the incompetence was with the lawyers and the judge. For more info Google : Hall's River" or Blake Longacre" The case was continued until Jan 11, 08.
Apparently there is no limit that the County will not go to win. They are apparently willing to destroy the reputation and authority of their own staff.