City of St. Petersburg v. Patterson

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NOT FINAL UNTIL TIME EXPIRES TO FILE REHEARING MOTION AND, IF FILED, DETERMINED IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL OF FLORIDA SECOND DISTRICT CITY OF ST. PETERSBURG, ) ) Appellant, ) ) v. ) ) ELMER DANIEL PATTERSON, ) ) Appellee. ) ) _____________________________________ ) Case No. 2D04-47 Opinion filed September 10, 2004. Appeal from the Circuit Court for Pinellas County; John C. Lenderman, Judge. John C. Wolfe, City Attorney, and Ernest Mueller and Thomas Bustin, Assistant City Attorneys, St. Petersburg, for Appellant. Jennifer J. Card and Scot E. Samis of Abbey, Adams, Byelick, Kiernan, Mueller & Lancaster, L.L.P., St. Petersburg; and Diane Bailey of Law Offices of Diane Bailey, P.A., St. Petersburg, for Appellee. PER CURIAM. In this appeal, the City of St. Petersburg challenges an order of the circuit court granting mandamus relief. We affirm and direct the Civil Service Board of the City of St. Petersburg to convene and consider Petitioner Patterson's motion for attorney's fees and costs. Affirmed. FULMER, DAVIS, and KELLY, JJ., Concur. -2-