Ga. Appeal panel revives continuation of affordable housing project

By Kelcey Caulder (June 13, 2022, 6:27 p.m. EDT) — The Georgia Court of Appeals has found that a trial court should not have dismissed claims that companies affiliated with the late Atlanta real estate developer Herman J. Russell improperly underpaid his partner of an affordable apartment complex when it was sold.

A three-judge appeals panel said Thursday there remained unanswered questions about whether Russell entered into a partnership or just a contractual agreement with Lamar Seals Jr. for the resort.

Russell was an entrepreneur whose construction projects include Atlanta landmarks like Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and the Georgia Dome. He worked with Seals, a former US Department of…

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