Saturday, May 19, 2012
Judge ends long legal battle;
8-year-old can stay in Clearwater adults-only community
A judge finally ruled on the case that created many headlines over the years. But the ruling is just effective for this specific case, since the judge said in his ruling "that the state Department of Children and Families' prior order to keep Kimberly in the Stottlers' care "takes precedence over" the association's rule." So Kimberly can stay with her grandparents, but the question remains: Was it all worth it for the association? Shouldn't common sense sometimes win over rules.