NORTH BAY VILLAGE, Fla. (AP) — A South Florida man won a U.S. Supreme Court case last year that declared his floating home a house, not a vessel. But Fane Lozman is still fighting for compensation for the home, which the city of Riviera Beach intentionally destroyed five years ago.
A Fort Lauderdale federal judge refused in March to give Lozman a single penny of the $25,000 bond posted by the city to pay for Lozman's home in case he won.
Now, Lozman is seeking compensation through a separate civil rights lawsuit he filed in 2008. It claims that Riviera Beach city officials conspired to harass him over his opposition to a private marina project.
A hearing is set for May 19 that will determine whether the case ends or proceeds to trial.