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11/25/2013 05:22 pm ET

Rick Scott, Pam Bondi Sued In Public Records Withholding

MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 10:  Florida Governor Rick Scott speaks to the media after he toured the manufacturing facility at Beckma
MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 10: Florida Governor Rick Scott speaks to the media after he toured the manufacturing facility at Beckman Coulter, a biomedical laboratory instruments manufacturer, on January 10, 2013 in Miami, Florida. The governor continues his push to create new business opportunities in the state and earlier in the week announced a plan to call on the State Legislature to eliminate the sales tax on equipment purchased by companies for their production plants. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Tallahassee, Fla., attorney Steven Andrews filed a new lawsuit against Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Monday, alleging that the Republican governor's administration failed to release public records, according to The Associated Press.

Andrews, a frequent critic of Scott, filed separate lawsuits against the governor, Attorney General Pam Bondi and the Department of State. The lawsuits accuse the Scott administration of tampering with a top aide's calendar, using private email accounts for state business and stalling for more than 18 months to supply another aide's text messages. Bondi is alleged to have refused to release meeting notes kept on her iPad.

In March, Scott countersued Andrews over a 2012 lawsuit, in which Andrews challenged the state’s attempts to buy land near the governor's mansion, where Andrews’ office is located.

In a 2010 lawsuit, Andrews accused the governor of being “a public hazard.” Scott in response called Andrews' legal challenges “bogus" and “sleazy."

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