Judge Dismisses New Orleans World Trade Center Lawsuit

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An Orleans Parish Civil Court judge has dismissed a lawsuit which challenged the city of New Orleans leasing the former World Trade Center at the end of Canal Street.

         Judge Tiffany Chase's ruling Monday clears the way for a Four Seasons hotel developer to move forward with a $360 million renovation of the vacant riverfront tower.

         Local news outlets report Chase threw out the litigation after no one showed up to represent Two Canal Street Investors Inc., the company that filed the lawsuit in April 2015.

         The case had been scheduled for trial Monday.

         As part of the dismissal, Chase ruled Two Canal Street Investors cannot file the case again although the company has until Dec. 1 to file an appeal of the dismissal.



Categories: Legal, Today’s Business News, Top Business News