Supreme Court deals ‘dark store’ case a legal setback

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The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday overturned a lower court decision finding that Johnson County overvalued 11 big-box retail stores by $123 million, a flash point in the debate over whether property should be appraised as if it’s vacant, or “dark.”

The court overruled a 2012 state appeals court case that played a pivotal role in the decision that found that the county overvalued the big box store properties and had been used in other appraisal cases throughout the last decade.

The court sent the . . .


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