Marriott Dodges Claims In Texas Resort Cost Overruns Suit

By Linda Chiem (December 4, 2013, 4:07 PM EST) -- A Texas appeals court on Tuesday tossed the bulk of real estate investment firm Miller Global Properties LLC's suit alleging Marriott International Inc. misled it into acquiring and covering $90 million in construction cost overruns on the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa.

A three-judge panel of the Fifth District Court of Appeals in Dallas affirmed a lower court's decision granting partial summary judgment to Marriott on Miller's claims for fraudulent inducement, negligent misrepresentation and professional negligence. Miller's contract dispute with Marriott stems from the development and Miller's subsequent acquisition of the luxury resort and the adjacent 36-hole...

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