Hartford’s latest effort to dismiss fired ballpark developer’s lawsuit fails

Superior Court Judge Cesar Noble has shot down Hartford’s latest attempt to end Middletown developer Centerplan Co.’s long-running legal challenge to its 2016 firing from the development of Dunkin’ Park. After dropping DoNo Hartford LLC as the developer of the ballpark and surrounding development, the city moved forward with Stamford-based RMS Cos., which opened its first 270-unit apartment building last year. RMS’ plan to roll right into a second phase of construction on nearby properties was stymied after the Connecticut Supreme Court in May 2022 ordered a new trial on prior challenges brought by DoNo and Centerplan. Hartford Corporation Counsel Howard Rifkin said the city has been, and remains, open to settlement talks.


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