Steven Merryday (Chief Judge U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida) has denied placing a temporary restraining order on Florida Executive Order 20-87, which would have immediately lifted the ban on short term vacation rentals pending further litigation. Instead, the judge believes that Governor DeSantis has right to sufficient notice and to be heard before a decision is made. We hope to know the time and date of the hearing soon.
Meanwhile, support for overturning the STR ban is gathering steam. Lead attorney Patrick LeDuc is gaining the support of another Florida attorney, who is joining the case today. A separate Florida law firm has requested to file a friend-of-the-court brief in support of the case against the STR ban.
The attorneys expect to discuss the case on a conference call today at 4:00PM. We will keep you informed of any updates.