County Plans Defense to Target Lawsuit

By: 13 News
By: 13 News

Shawnee County plans to vigorously defend itself against a lawsuit brought by Target, County Counselor Rich Eckert told commissioners Monday.

Target is suing the county, the city of Topeka and Go! Topeka. The company's lawsuit claims the entities changed the tax exemption rules after they entered into an agreement with the company to construct a Target distribution center in south Topeka.

Eckert told county commissions that the lawsuit is without merit. He says Target promised 600 jobs and has failed to deliver.

Eckerts says the legal process is in its early stages.


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