Superior Court Allows AZ Attorney General’s Lawsuit Against ASU, ABOR Alleging Gift Clause Violations to Move Forward

5Jul - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News

PHOENIX, AZ (STL.News) – Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich‘s lawsuit against the Arizona Board of Regents (ABOR) and Arizona State University (ASU) alleging violations of Arizona’s constitutional gift clause ban concerning the Omni Hotel project in Tempe will move forward following an order Tuesday by the Maricopa County Superior Court.  The defendants had previously filed motions to dismiss the lawsuit based on procedural arguments.

The Attorney General’s complaint alleges ABOR is violating the Arizona constitutional gift clause ban by gifting Omni Hotel almost $37 million dollars up front in discounted property valuations and by paying for a parking garage and conference center for the hotel. 

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