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December 3, 2014

NANTUCKET CIVIC LEAGUE SERVES MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT IN CAMP RICHARD LEGAL BATTLE

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© Greg Hinson/NantucketStock

NANTUCKET—In the latest development involving the legal battle for ownership of Boy Scout Camp Richard on Nantucket, the Nantucket Civic League has served a motion for summary judgment, asking the Court to rule in its favor without the need for a trial.

Lead control and ownership of Camp Richard is being contested by the Hyannis-based Cape and Islands Boy Scout Council, which wants to sell a substantial portion of the 100-acre Camp Richard to a Boston real estate firm, Atlantic Development. Earlier this year in April, Barnstable Superior Court Judge Gary Nickerson upheld the Civic League’s right to become a party to the lawsuit between the Nantucket Boy Scouts and the Cape and Islands Council.

The 111-year-old nonprofit Nantucket Civic League is basing its motion for summary judgment on terms of deeds by which the Civic League donated 100 acres to the Nantucket Boy Scouts, so long as the Civic League would retain a right to have the land revert to Civic League ownership if the property ever ceased to be used for Boy Scout purposes.

“We believe the facts and the law are so clear and definitive that no trial is necessary to uphold the Civic League's reversionary rights,” said Mary Wawro, secretary of the Civic League.

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