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Parkland Mall Lawsuit Sees Small Victories for City

Some claims dismissed, with further review in June on the harshest claim that city in essence took land from developer.

The latest round in the long bout that is the and developer Art Dyer has given some victories to the city, with larger issues still to be decided.

According to Mayor Kathy Chiaverotti, "the court dismissed the intentional tort (legal) claims as against the City and CDA, specifically those claims alleging conspiracy to injure in trade or business, civil conspiracy, intentional misrepresentation, tortious interference as well as claims of libel, slander and defamation."

However, Waukesha County Circuit Court Judge Lee Dreyfuss Jr. will rule on the city's request for dismissal on the claim that the city in effect took the property from Parkland Venture on June 21. 

The original lawsuit sought more than $100 million, which was recently reduced to $46 million. The appearance in court by both parties this week came after being made.

“This was a long awaited hearing after many delays and was another step taken in the process,” Chiaverotti stated.

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