Oral Arguments Wednesday In Property Owners Lawsuit Against DBE, Town of Dewey Beach

Apr 09, 2013 -- 9:35pm

Oral arguments will be heard Wednesday morning by all five Justices of the Delaware Supreme Court in the appeal of four Dewey Beach property owners in their lawsuit against the town and Dewey Beach Enterprises.

In August 2011, Tony Murray led the four property owners in filing a lawsuit against DBE and the town seeking to overturn the Mutual Agreement and Release that settled DBE's six lawsuits against the town for their redevelopment project on their Ruddertowne property, and allowed DBE to build the property up to 45 feet, eight inches. The Chancery Court dismissed the lawsuit last year, ruling that it had been filed after the 60-day statute of limitations had expired. The plaintiffs contend that a final decision on the project was made on June 17, and their suit, which was filed on August 16, was within the statute of limitations. The property owners then appealed up to the Delaware Supreme Court. Oral arguments Wednesday will begin at 11:10 a.m.

Meanwhile, construction is continuing on the property, which has been renamed Lighthouse Cove, and will feature condos, retail shops and a Hyatt Place hotel. The grand opening of the complex is scheduled for Memorial Day weekend.

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