By: Rob Harris
Pennsylvania’s Applecross Country Club maintains a seriously outdated blog on its website. Suggestion to the club: I have a great post to make your blog current.
This week, the club owner prevailed in litigation lotto when a jury awarded it $20 million. The club owner had sued developer Pulte Homes, alleging that Pulte enticed it to acquire the club with promises that it would build 1000 homes in the golf community. According to the club owner, when the economy soured, Pulte stopped building, leaving the club with millions in lost revenues and golf club membership fees.
For its part, Pulte disagreed that the contract obligated it to build so many homes.
The trial proved a bit problematic in that a key exhibit that purportedly described the intended scope of the project went missing. Nonetheless, the jury agreed with the club that the written agreement required Pulte to build the homes.
How long before the club decides to post the news on its blog?