Judge refuses to toss Meadowlands megamall lawsuit

A New Jersey judge has refused to throw out a lawsuit filed by

the New York Giants and New York Jets over the proposed American

Dream megamall in the Meadowlands sports complex.

State Superior Court Judge Peter Doyne’s ruling released Monday

means the suit against the New Jersey Sports & Exposition

Authority and developer Triple Five Group can go forward.

The lawsuit claims Edmonton-based Triple Five and the sports

authority violated a 2006 agreement that essentially gave the teams

veto power over any modifications to the original design for the

mall, known as Xanadu.

Xanadu was supposed to open in 2007 but fell prey to the

financial downturn and problems with the original developers, and

it lay dormant until Triple Five took over in late 2010.