Palmer Ranch developer Hugh Culverhouse Jr. sued fellow developers Randy Benderson and Henry Rodriguez over a 2010 land deal. He alleged they colluded to sink the mega-development. (March 13, 2015)(Herald-Tribune staff photo by Nick Adams)
Last Modified: Monday, March 16, 2015 at 3:37 p.m.
SARASOTA - A pair of Southwest Florida's most prominent developers used backroom political deals with elected officials and conspired in secret meetings to doublecross their one-time partner on a major land deal, a Sarasota jury concluded on Monday.