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Lawsuits over Coralville Von Maur dropped

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CORALVILLE (KWWL) -

A pair of lawsuits filed over the move of Von Maur from Iowa City's Sycamore Mall to Coralville's Iowa River Landing have been dropped.

Coralville gave Von Maur more than $9 million to build the store and used a $1.5 million grant to allow the store to buy land for $10.

The group filed a lawsuit claiming the land was an illegal gift and the subsidies violated an Iowa law barring agencies from using public money to recruit existing Iowa jobs.

A judge refused to halt the project because it was not proven that the city broke any laws.

The city had filed a counterclaim alleging contract interference.

Both suits have been dropped.

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