A mediation hearing in the lawsuit filed by William and Barbara Nally against Anna Maria was scheduled for 9:30 a.m. April 26 at the Bradenton law office of Lewis, Longman and Walker. Dennis Stotts, a senior attorney with the firm, was named mediator.
Also scheduled to be at the hearing are attorneys representing Pine Avenue Restoration LLC, which was allowed to enter an affirmative defense in the case several months ago by Judge Peter Dubensky.
The Nallys, who live in Lakeland and own property on Spring Avenue, allege in their suit that the city’s approval of a PAR site plan for 216 Pine Ave. was inconsistent with its comprehensive plan and land-development regulations.
Dubensky recently granted a motion to have William Nally dropped as a petitioner in the case.
Barbara Nally is represented by the Sarasota law firm of Lobeck & Hanson.
The same law firm represents Robert and Nicola Hunt of Anna Maria in a lawsuit against the city filed in December 2010. That action is similar to the year-old Nally suit as it alleges the city’s approval of a PAR site plan for 308 Pine Ave. was inconsistent with its comprehensive plan and LDRs. No hearing date has been set in the case.