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Regents win fees, costs in court case over real estate deal

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Posted at 1:04 PM, Feb 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-08 15:04:11-05

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona judge has ordered one part of state government to pay over $982,000 to another part of state government for attorney and legal fees in a case stemming from a real estate development.

Tax Court Judge Judge Christopher Whitten's ruling in favor of the state Board of Regents follows Whitten's November ruling against Attorney General Mark Brnovich's lawsuit challenging a deal between Arizona State University and hotel developers.

The Board of Regents prevailed in November when Whitten ruled that Brnovich's office filed the lawsuit after a one-year statute of limitations expired.

Brnovich argued the deal was an unconstitutional gift to developers.