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Greer lawyer: 'RPOF may be breathing more easily today but it won't last'



Jim Greer's lawyer Damon Chase says the Republican Party of Florida should not rest easy.

"Today, the RPOF was able to delay the civil lawsuit that it rightfully fears. From the beginning, RPOF leaders have sought to derail the civil action that would air so much of the party's dirty laundry. The criminal allegations were leveled by the same people responsible for the civil action--people who signed a contract with Jim Greer, publicly denied it existed, and then ultimately breached it," Chase said.

"Today, they again successfully delayed their actions being exposed, but they can only run for so long. The judge's ruling today did not speak to the merits of the case; it was dismissed without prejudice to bring it back as soon as the criminal action is over. It was procedural in nature and will do nothing to keep the case from heading back to court. The RPOF leadership may be breathing more easily today, but it won't last. Greer and the RPOF will return to civil court the minute the criminal case is done. The RPOF will absolutely have to honor its obligations to pay Jim Greer. The only difference is now the accrued interest will be a little higher."

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[Last modified: Tuesday, November 23, 2010 10:30pm]


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