About Christina Martin

Christina Martin is a Fellow in the College of Public Interest Law and works at PLF's Atlantic Center in Florida.

Florida county threatens to fine landowners for violating secret preserve

Robert and Anita Breinig are entrepreneurs whose dream is threatened by ludicrous (and probably illegal) county rules.  Years ago, they started a small catering business, which they eventually expanded into a small but locally popular restaurant, the Flash Beach Grille, … Continue reading

Texas Supreme Court decides that implied warranties can pass to second-hand buyers

Today, the Texas Supreme Court released a narrow decision in MAN Engines & Components, Inc v. Shows.  Doug Shows purchased a used 55-foot yacht, “as-is,” containing engines built by the defendant, MAN Engines.  When the engines failed, Mr. Shows sued … Continue reading

Due process does not end with class action certification

Today, in Duran v. U.S. National Bank, the California Supreme Court issued a ringing endorsement of the due process right to mount a defense in a class action lawsuit.  The case involved a wage and hour class action under California’s … Continue reading

Florida state agency tries to renege on 130-year old land sale

Florida has some great legal protections for private property. For example, the Bert J. Harris Act passed in 1995, was designed to protect private property from government actions that “inordinately burden, restrict, or limit private property rights” but that may … Continue reading