Bank takes legal action against developer who wants to buy Camp Easton

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by KREM.com & Cole Heath

KREM.com

Posted on October 25, 2011 at 5:35 PM

Updated Wednesday, Dec 4 at 5:25 PM

COEUR-D’ALENE--A bank has filed legal action against the developer that wants to buy Camp Easton on Lake Coeur d'Alene because they say a land purchase deal fell through, and that developer still owes the bank money.

In August, KREM 2 reported Arizona-based company Discovery L.L.C .is trying to buy the camp to expand their development.  The deal would give the camp replacement land to build a new facility on Lake Coeur d’Alene as well as $2.5 million dollars for the Scouts’ endowment foundation.  But that deal is quickly falling apart.

Court records show the bank that owns the camp’s potential replacement land is suing Discovery L.L.C.. Those documents say the deal did not close by the September 30th deadline, so Mountain West Bank is citing a breach of contract.  Bank officials say Discovery LLC owes them $150,000 dollars in earnest money.

Attorneys for both sides would not say whether the deal is completely off. 

This isn’t the first legal action taken against the developer.  Camp Easton Forever already filed suit in an effort to stop the land swap.  The attorney for Camp Easton Forever says their mission hasn’t changed.

“Our lawsuit is still on,” Jeff Crandall said.  “It’s until the Boy Scouts decide they’re going to take this consideration off the table and keep it as a Boy Scout camp.”

Boy Scout Officials say they have not made any decisions about selling the camp, but they are still looking at the proposal.
 

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