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Hampton Island legal action on hold for charity
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The sun shines on a partially shaded lagoon on Hampton Island. - photo by Courier file photo

Hampton Island is the subject of suits, countersuits, litigation and appeals, but all that will be put on hold Oct. 11 when the island hosts a golf tournament to raise funds for the Ronald McDonald House.
The island features a Davis Love III Signature Golf Course named Ricefields, where the tournament will be held. Eighteen teams will compete and officials estimate between $50,000 to $100,000 will go to the nonprofit Ronald McDonald House, which creates, finds and supports programs that improve the health of children.
The development of Hampton Island has become the subject of disputes among groups of investors, some of whom are suing each other.
Cases are making the their way through the superior courts of Cobb and Fulton counties and one suit, Hampton Island v. Liberty Capital, already has made it to the appeals court level.
In that case, Wade Shealy of the Hampton founders' group argued through his attorneys that the trial judge should not have heard the case because of personal friendships with some of the principals.
The Liberty Capital legal team, which included Ronald Leventhal who is a Liberty Capital partner, and former Gov. Roy Barnes, argued successfully against the motion for recusal, which was denied.

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