Virginia Farm bureau, law firm sued over a Virginia fair sale

WLNI-SRICHMOND, Va. (AP) _ The Virginia Farm Bureau and an area law firm are being sued over the auction conducted to by the State Fair of Virginia in 2012. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that New Kent County-based Mini-USA Inc. filed court papers in Richmond’s Circuit Court on Friday. Mini-USA says the farm bureau and the Williams Mullen law firm thwarted its efforts to purchase the fair. It’s asking for at least $14 million. The Meadow Event Park in Caroline County and the fair’s name were purchased by Universal Fairs at a foreclosure auction after the nonprofit that ran the fair filed for bankruptcy protection. In July 2012, the Virginia Farm Bureau became 50 percent owner of the fair and bought the remaining 50 percent of the fair in March 2013.

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