rick_scott_12.jpgTALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – A Tallahassee attorney and frequent critic of Gov. Rick Scott says he's won a long-running legal battle with the governor and Cabinet.



Andrews already won in circuit court over whether he should be allowed to purchase the land where his law office is located. The land is near the governor's mansion in downtown Tallahassee.

But in a motion filed Tuesday Andrews argues the state waited too long to file its appeal. A spokeswoman for Attorney General Pam Bondi said the state disagrees.

The state has insisted it had the rights to the land. But Andrews has asserted that state officials were not interested until Scott found out he was involved.

Andrews has sparred frequently with the governor, including filing a lawsuit against Scott when he was first running for governor.