Arizona Coyotes win another arena dispute court battle against Glendale

Monday June 29th, 2015

If the Arizona Coyotes are as successful on the ice next season as they are in court, they’re in for a big year.

The team won another legal battle on Monday when a Maricopa County Superior Court judge ordered the City of Glendale to make a $3.75 million payment that is due to the Coyotes on Wednesday.

The city’s motion to withhold payment because of an ongoing lease dispute was denied by Judge Dawn Bergin.

Coyotes president Anthony LeBlanc told the Arizona Republic the team was “pleased with the ruling and will continue to pursue our rights.”

The two sides are locked in a legal battle over an arena management agreement approved two years ago but later disavowed by the city. The Coyotes won a temporary restraining order on June 13 to prevent Glendale from unilaterally killing the deal.

Depositions in the main case will begin July 7.

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