Steven Geoffrey Gieseler is an attorney with the Pacific Legal Foundation. It sued the city on behalf of residents fighting to stay in their homes. He said the fact that Riviera Beach has backed down and decided not to use eminent domain is evidence that the new state law has teeth. The Arlington, Virginia-based Institute for Justice also dropped its lawsuit against the city on behalf of residents. Bert Gall, an attorney with the group, said their clients' rights to keep their homes and businesses has been vindicated.
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