BEHIND THE NEWS: Mall of America ruling cites Simon 'subterfuge'

A federal appeals court last month issued a ruling that gave affiliates of the Simon family some of what they wanted-a larger ownership stake in Mall of America. But the three-judge panel also gave them a lashing over dealings with their partner in the Minnesota mega mall, the Ghermezian brothers of Canada. "This case presents the worst kind of self-dealing and subterfuge" by Simon affiliates, the court wrote. Ouch. At issue was a deal Simon Property Group Inc., the family's...

 

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