Judge due to rule on teams' suit to block megamall

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Associated Press

Posted on August 6, 2012 at 5:00 PM

Updated Monday, Aug 6 at 7:00 PM

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey judge will decide by the end of the week whether to throw out a lawsuit filed by the state's two NFL teams against the developers of a megamall near their stadium.

The New York Jets and New York Giants sued the developers of the proposed "American Dream Meadowlands" in June, claiming the project in their backyard would create epic traffic problems and interfere with game days.

They also say the facility violates a prior agreement they had to approve any expansion plans at the East Rutherford site, which is near MetLife stadium where the teams play.

The mall was supposed to open in 2007 but has been plagued by financial problems.

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