Lawsuit challenging Downtown East Minneapolis park is dropped

  • Article by: Jim Anderson , Star Tribune
  • Updated: January 19, 2014 - 7:14 AM

Three activists had argued that only the city’s Park and Recreation Board has the power to buy and operate parks.

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tyit57Jan. 18, 14 5:10 PM

Great lesson here! If you have 10 million bucks you can have your day in court. Makes me sick because this absurd statement is simply true.

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dcvikingsfanJan. 18, 14 5:13 PM

Of course it is dropped Woodruff can barely pay for her house let alone a 10 million dollar bomd

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DO1023Jan. 18, 14 5:26 PM

The activists should know that you can't play "with the big boys" without adequate funding. Even if the law is on your side.

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reshpprdJan. 18, 14 5:44 PM

This is absolutely how all 'frivolous' lawsuits should be handled. Put your money where your mouth (and lawsuits) is/are. The timing of this filing and all of the 'malarkey' behind the scenes smells of a non-subtle attempt at an attempted political payback -- and sour grapes -- from folks who have lost their political clout by losing elections. TOOOOOOO BAD for them. Now the agencies trying to sell the bonds ought to sue these mal-contents individually - to recoup the extra costs involved in the unnecessary delay in the bond sale.

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dr4golfJan. 18, 14 6:05 PM

Good. Glad there is a way to slap down frivolous stupidity. Build it.

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idiotsonJan. 18, 14 6:33 PM

money talks..bs walks..go away and stay away.. go vikes!

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drw1967Jan. 18, 14 6:38 PM

No, it doesn't take 10 million dollars, it takes a solid case. Note that one of the main reasons it was dropped is that they didn't have a legitimate claim. They had their 15 minutes of fame (or stupidity) and when it came to putting your money where your mouth is, they couldn't do it.

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wardnjuneJan. 18, 14 6:44 PM

Oh sure, reshpprd, "tit-for-tat" lawsuits. Great idea. And some people wonder why we need tort reform. How about we just cut out the nonsense? Or is that too sensible?

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gdkxzyJan. 18, 14 6:46 PM

The law was not on the activists side. The stadium bill was passed into law last year by the senate and signed by the Governor. Time to move on and let's gets this thing built.

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rshacklefordJan. 18, 14 7:00 PM

Just remember this $10 million requirement if you don't like your upcoming seat license fee and want to sue Wilf. He will ask you for a surety bond because if you delay the sale of his seat licenses, you will incur upon him financial losses. We just learned that the wealthy do not tolerate the middle class questioning if what they are doing is within the law. That was the message sent by the judge, right judge?

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