TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Boxing promoter Don King has yet to win the final round in a 9-year-old legal dispute stemming from the sale of an old Palm Beach County jai alai fronton.
The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday ruled 6-1 that oral agreements modifying a written contract for a real estate sale are invalid.
But it still isn't clear if King has to return a $1 million deposit because the case was kicked back to the 4th District Court of Appeal.
King's company agreed to sell the Mangonia Park fronton to a development group in 2004 after unsuccessfully trying to convert it into a boxing arena. The $23 million deal later fell through.
The lawsuit centered on an agreement that was never put in writing about extending a deadline.
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