KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) - The state Supreme Court has ruled the state Land Use Commission didn't follow the law when it took action that stopped work on a Big Island development project.
West Hawaii Today reported Thursday the court affirms a lower court ruling that the commission overstepped its bounds when it reverted land under a South Kohala development from urban land classification to agricultural.
DW Aina Lea and Bridge Aina Lea sued the commission for more than $35 million in 2011.
Bridge Aina Lea attorney Bruce Voss says the Supreme Court ruling lifts the five-year cloud that had been hanging over the property.
However, the Supreme Court disagrees with the lower court's ruling that the commission violated the developers' constitutional rights.
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