Appeals court: CO couple can sue Jack Nicklaus in Utah case
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A federal appeals court has ruled a Colorado couple can sue Jack Nicklaus over an alleged misrepresentation of the golf legend’s membership role in a failed $3.5 billion southern Utah luxury golf resort.
Jeffrey and Judee Donner sued Nicklaus and his company in 2011, saying he “solicited” them in 2007 to spend $1.5 million to live in the proposed Mount Holly Club development, which was to include an 18-hole course designed by Nicklaus.
Their lawsuit was tossed out by U.S. District Judge Clark Waddoups of Salt Lake City in 2013.
The Salt Lake Tribune reports a three-judge panel of the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday said the Donners had “adequately alleged intentional misrepresentation” and can challenge Nicklaus’ status as a Mount Holly charter member.
Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune, http://www.sltrib.com