Texas Justices Won't Hear Developer's Appeal Over Deed Spat

By Chuck Stanley (January 20, 2017, 9:10 PM EST) -- The Texas Supreme Court Friday denied a petition from a developer seeking $9 million from a Dallas suburb for building a library on land the company sold the city, claiming the construction violated terms of the deed.

El Dorado Land Co. LP had sought to reverse Dallas' Fifth Court of Appeals' May decision rejecting its argument that construction of the library violated deed restrictions requiring the land be used as a community park, finding the library met the deed's requirement for a "recreational facility."

El Dorado claimed it sold and donated 32 acres of land to the city of McKinney, Texas,...

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