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Nevada Supreme Court won’t intervene in Las Vegas, Badlands case

Updated May 25, 2019 - 8:10 pm

The Nevada Supreme Court said Friday it will not intervene in a lawsuit filed against Las Vegas by the developer trying to build homes on the defunct Badlands golf course.

City officials sought to challenge an earlier Clark County District Court decision that allowed 180 Land Company’s inverse condemnation lawsuit to proceed.

An inverse condemnation lawsuit alleges that a government entity took a landowner’s property rights without just compensation.

The developer sued after the council denied redevelopment applications in June 2017 to convert 35 acres of the golf course into housing.

The developer, EHB Cos., accused city officials of denying the applications despite “no substantial evidence … offered in opposition.”

The city requested the Supreme Court to address what it believed was an inconsistency in the District Court ruling. The Supreme Court declined to get involved “in light of the early procedural stage of this case” and because facts were still in dispute.

A representative from the city or the developer could not be reached for comment Friday evening.

Development of the defunct golf course has roiled City Hall and resulted in several lawsuits amid a yearslong battle over the rights of property owners and neighbors.

Contact Shea Johnson at sjohnson@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0272. Follow @Shea_LVRJ on Twitter.

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