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Developer awarded $3 million in golf case

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KENNEWICK, Wash. - A Benton County Superior Court jury has awarded $3 million to a developer who alleged the city of Kennewick reneged on an agreement to allow him to expand a golf course.

Developer Gary Long Jr. sued the city for breach of contract two years ago, saying officials went back on a deal to allow him to add a clubhouse and RV park to Columbia Park Golf Course.

The verdict Monday is a blow for the city, which does not have insurance to cover the jury award and potential legal costs.

Kennewick City Attorney Lisa Beaton tells the Tri-City Herald that she was surprised by the verdict. She says the City Council will decide whether to appeal.

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