ATLANTA -- Georgia's highest court has ruled in favor of developers in a lawsuit brought by eight people who say they purchased condominiums in Atlanta under false promises of views of the downtown skyline.
The Georgia Supreme Court decided unanimously to reverse a Georgia Court of Appeals ruling. The condo owners had sued Novare Group, Inc. after a 46-story high-rise was built across the street from their 26-story building, Twelve Atlantic Station Hotels and Residences.
The owners said they had paid a premium for units with "spectacular city views."
In an opinion released Monday, the high court noted that the owners' arguments were based oral statements and that those statements contradicted the signed purchase agreements, which specifically said views could change over time due to circumstances including additional development.