Litigation

Florida Judge Blocks GOP Quest For Crist Refunds

MIAMI - (AP) Republicans upset that Gov. Charlie Crist abandoned the GOP to become an independent were thwarted Thursday in a legal maneuver to force Crist's U.S. Senate campaign to refund about $7.5 million in contributions. Circuit Judge Jack Schoonover in Naples refused class-action certification for the Republican donors seeking refunds. Full version available to lexis.com subscribers.