Court Rules Miami-Dade College to Pay Art Dealer's Legal Fees Over Disputed Museum Bid

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Miami Herald reports that "Miami-Dade College must pay art dealer Gary Nader’s legal fees in litigation related to his frustrated bid to build a cultural center at the school’s downtown campus, a state appeals court has ruled."

An unsolicited bid for a Latin American art museum topped with condo towers that Nader submitted to MDC when it was planning the new complex made it into a public competition. Nader's plan was ranked second out of three submissions by a college review committee, and he attempted a legal bid protest, publicly alleging "that MDC’s outside attorneys had colluded with top-ranked Related Group." MDC responded with a demand that he post a $2.3 million bond and legal battles ensued.

The tangled case resulted in the college scrapping its plans for a cultural center altogether, citing the risk of ongoing litigation.



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