Calif. City Fights For Right To Block Point Molate Casino

Law360, New York (July 11, 2012, 4:32 PM EDT) -- The city of Richmond, Calif., maintained Tuesday that it did not breach a contract with real estate developer Upstream Point Molate LLC by nixing plans to build a casino complex over environmental issues and asked a court to officially side with the city.

Filing for declaratory relief in a counterclaim, the city contends that it was in the right to vote down the project despite inking a long-term lease agreement with Upstream and a local Native American tribe known as Guidiville Rancheria of California for 425...
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