I am confident that everything I’ve said about Lake Point is true.  I haven’t tried to hide my concerns about it. I explained them at length to Mr. Lindemann in 2008. I have shouted them from the rooftops ever since.

I do care a lot about the Everglades, the St. Lucie River, and good public policy. I hate to see public resources wasted on things that don’t work.  We will win if this case goes to trial. Unfortunately, winning is not the point of a SLAPP Suit.

From Wikipedia:   A strategic lawsuit against public participation (SLAPP) is a lawsuit that is intended to censorintimidate, and silence critics by burdening them with the cost of a legal defense until they abandon their criticism or opposition.[1]

The typical SLAPP plaintiff does not normally expect to win the lawsuit. The plaintiff's goals are accomplished if the defendant succumbs to fear, intimidation, mounting legal costs or simple exhaustion and abandons the criticism. A SLAPP may also intimidate others from participating in the debate

My legal bills to date are $99,026.19.  I need to keep defending myself or give up rights and principles that I think are at the heart of democracy.

In case I die and they can't sue me anymore, or I actually raise more money than is necessary, the Trust document for the Fund states: "Upon payment of all of my accrued legal expenses,any excess funds remaining in the Trust Fund shall be disbursed only to the Trustee or manager of a similar fund established for a similar purpose, that is, to pay for the legal defense of any person named as a defendant in a SLAPP suit associated with an environmental issue or to an organization that has as its primary function the defense of environmental issues or activities."

With you at my back, I won’t give up.

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Maggy’s SLAPP-Back Fund,  PO Box 891,  Stuart, Fl.  34995 

Thank you,