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Clash over floating home reaches US Supreme Court
Is it a house or a boat? Clash over Fla. man's floating home reaches US Supreme Court
By The Associated Press

MIAMI (AP) ' A case flowing out of a nearly six-year battle between a South Florida city and a man who lost his floating home is going before the U.S. Supreme Court.

The court agreed to hear 50-year-old Fane Lozman's appeal in his legal fight with the City of Riviera Beach. The city was able to take and demolish Lozman's floating structure in 2009 by getting a federal judge to rule that it was a vessel subject to maritime laws, not a house.

The case is being watched closely around the country by people who live on the water and commercial businesses such as floating casinos.

Attorneys say the Supreme Court took Lozman's case because appeals courts have issued conflicting decisions on the definition of a vessel. Oral arguments are expected this fall.

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