A temporary restraining order has been issued for the sale of the former state fairgrounds after a group called the State Fairgrounds Development Coalition filed a lawsuit alleging that the city of Detroit violated the law in selling the land.

The Wayne County Circuit Court issued the temporary restraining order Wednesday for the sale of the land to developers that would bring a $400 million Amazon distribution center to the site.

The deal was approved by the Detroit City Council last week, and shortly after, the State Fairgrounds Development Coalition, a group that has long been involved with the site and fought against the sale, filed a lawsuit.


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“The stakes are too high, especially with environmental and health impacts, for plaintiffs to be deprived of their opportunity to receive benefits and a means to hold the developer, Amazon, and other corporations