Lawsuit challenging Marlins ballpark goes to trial in July
- A judge in Miami-Dade Circuit Court decided Thursday to let the lawsuit go forward. Braman claims the $3 billion plan is unconstitutional because of the way it is financed. Besides the 37,000-seat ballpark and parking garage, the plan calls for construction of a tunnel to Miami's port, a new downtown trolley line and money for the arts.
The judge did toss out the lawsuit's claims that the agreement was reached in secret in violation of state law. A key legal issue for the trial beginning July 1 is whether the projects serve a "paramount public purpose.""...
- From AP report, "Lawsuit Challenges Marlins Ballpark Financing," published on SportingNews.com
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