Judge hears arguments in Gulf State Park lawsuit

Sep 13, 2016

Lawyers for Alabama officials are pleading their case to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the use of oil spill settlement funds to build a beach hotel.  APR Student Reporter Parker Branton has more…

Montgomery Circuit Judge Greg Griffin heard arguments Tuesday in the request to dismiss the case.

The state auditor and a legislator sued Gov. Robert Bentley.  They say the money is being allocated without legislative approval

Bill Baxley is an attorney for the plaintiffs. He told the judge the state is trying to build a “Taj Mahl” hotel at a state park.  A lawyer for the Governor and the other defendant says the case is similar to the one that was previously dismissed by the court.

The state is looking to build a 350-room hotel and conference center on the beach at Gulf State park.