Today the Marlins will learn more about the legal fate of a suit designed to undermine their funding for the new stadium and the Miami redevelopment project of the downtown area estimated at about $3 billion dollars.
Further Reading: New Stadium Plans Moving Forward
Auto dealer Norman Braman has brought a suit against the Florida Marlins which stipulates that money being used to fund the new stadium should be going elsewhere. The Marlins contend that no tax revenue is being misused but that only tourist tax money is being targeted as a source for funding the stadium portion of the project.
To make matters worse, it was recently discovered by Braman’s legal team that a member of his legal team was related to the previous judge and a new judge was assigned to the suit. This could result in delaying the hearing, which favors Braman’s intentions and impede the groundbreaking scheduled for November.