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State Appellate Court Stops Sale Of OC Fairgrounds

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SANTA ANA (CBS) — A three-judge appellate panel Tuesday stopped the state’s sale of the Orange County Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa.

The justices overturned a lower court’s decision to reject an injunction that would have stopped the sale of the fairgrounds to Facilities Management West for $100 million.

The appellate justices ruled that state lawmakers should have had a chance to veto the most recent deal.

(©2011 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)

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