A group of homeowners tried to prevent a company from building a 14-story condominium in downtown Coeur d'Alene. District Judge Benjamin Simpson ruled the Coeur d'Alene North Home Owners View Preservation LLC wasn't personally injured by the proposed building, so it lacked legal standing to sue the builder.
"Obviously, we're pleased the judge saw it our way," says Greg Hills of the real estate development firm Austin Lawrence Partners. "We're going to keep moving forward, just like we have been."
Attorney Jim Crowe represents the homeowners. He said a lawsuit could be filed against the builder under an individual condo owner's name, and that would meet the personal injury requirement.
Judge rejects lawsuit to halt high-rise