Hometown News: Attorney Jon Kaney honored for Sunshine Law work

DAYTONA BEACH – Cobb Cole Attorney Jon Kaney was presented with the James C. Adkins/Sunshine Litigation Award from the First Amendment Foundation recently. The nomination and the award were based on his leadership role in The Bert Fish Foundation Inc. v. Southeast Volusia Hospital District suit and his enduring commitment to ensuring that Florida government remains open and accessible to its people, said Barbara Petersen, president of the First Amendment Foundation.

Mr. Kaney was one of the chief litigators in the Sunshine Law violation case that resulted in the void of a merger between Bert Fish Medical Center and Adventist Health System.

Mr. Kaney represented the Bert Fish Foundation in its suit against the merger because it was the result of meetings closed to the public in violation of the state Sunshine Law.

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