6th Circ. Tosses $56.5M Pistons Arena Tax Suit

Law360 (August 9, 2018, 8:08 PM EDT) -- The Sixth Circuit threw out a lawsuit Thursday that claimed the Detroit public school board must present city residents with a ballot initiative regarding development organizations' use of nearly $57 million in tax revenue to build a sports arena, finding those who brought the suit lacked standing.

The Sixth Circuit dismissed the claim by Robert Davis and D. Etta Wilcoxon that the $56.5 million in tax funds used by the Detroit Downtown Development Authority and the Detroit Brownfield Redevelopment Authority for building a new arena for the NBA's Detroit Pistons should be open to public redress through a Detroit Public Schools...

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