Court Upholds Bass Pro Deal

Wednesday, December 19th 2007, 8:43 am
By: News On 6

BROKEN ARROW, Okla. (AP) _ A state appeals court is upholding the legality of a deal that brought a Bass Pro Shops to Broken Arrow. The Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals is denying a motion by a group of Broken Arrow residents to declare the $20 million deal illegal.

The lawsuit accused city officials of violating state open meeting laws and of being ``duped'' by Bass Pro and others into taking responsibility for construction costs of the project.

The appeals court upheld a lower court ruling that the deal is legal and was made in good faith.