University Gardens case comes back to life
SMU Daily Campus
March 27, 2007
A federal judge has sent Gary Vodicka’s lawsuit against SMU back to a state district court. The move came after Vodicka asked the case be remanded because he dropped federal racketeering charges against the university.
“It’s good for us,” Vodicka said of the decision. The Daily Campus was unable to get a comment from SMU representatives after multiple attempts Monday, but representatives expressed disappointment with the judge’s decision in a Saturday article in the Dallas Morning News.
The move brings the case back to the front of the Bush Library debate, as some are saying that it is delaying the acquisition of the complex. Vodicka said he does not believe that is true and that a choice was made long ago.
Vodicka sued SMU in August 2005 saying the university defrauded him and intimidated others out of the University Gardens condominium complex.