Victory for Florida homeowners on trial over Christmas display in lawn
November 03, 2016
A judge has ruled in favor of a Florida couple whose city government took them to court after they refused to reduce the size of the Christmas display in their front lawn.
Broward Circuit Court Marina Garcia-Wood ruled that the city of Plantation failed to prove that the display, which includes 200,000 lights, constitutes a public nuisance.
City officials, who have spent over $420,000 on the case, contended that the display, in attracting visitors, creates traffic hazards; Mark and Kathy Hyatt cited their religious freedom and property rights.
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