GA Court Upholds Clark Atlanta University Lawsuit Over Morris Brown Land

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The Georgia Supreme Court upheld a lawsuit filed by Clark Atlanta University over ownership of three former Morris Brown College properties. BEN GRAY / BGRAY@AJC.COM

2ove forward with a lawsuit claiming that it owns parts of Morris Brown College that were sold to the city of Atlanta economic development agency two years ago.

The unanimous decision from the Georgia Supreme Court, released Monday, is part of a long-running dispute over whether three Morris Brown properties that were included when the college sold off most of its 37-acre campus property in 2014 should have reverted back to Clark Atlanta.

Morris Brown filed for bankruptcy in 2012, facing $30 million in debts. To regain its financial standing and academic accreditation, the school sold most of the campus properties to Invest Atlanta and Friendship Baptist Church. Read Full via AJC