$17.3 mln award to developer in suit against Moscow over royal palace confirmed
MOSCOW, November 28 - RAPSI, Dmitry Shchitov. An appeals court has upheld the court decision to award a development company $17.3 million in its lawsuit against the Moscow government for constructing a palace in the Moscow conservation park, the Russian Legal Information Agency reported on Monday.
UniversStroyLux company sought to recover the debt for the 2009 state contract under which the developer renovated the palace of Russian Tsar Aleksey Mikhailovich in the Kolomenskoye park.
The claimant maintains that the Moscow government did not pay for the project in full as the design end estimate documents were occasionally revised due to the unique character of the facility.
The developer also said the object has been commissioned and utilized by the park.
Meanwhile, the Moscow government's lawyer objected to the lawsuit, stating that the project cost was fixed and could not be adjusted throughout the project.
The Moscow Commercial Court ruled on September 14 to recover from the Moscow government $17.3 million in unjustified enrichment, but refused to recover $704,000 in interest.
UniversStroyLux is a Moscow-based development company.
Tsar Aleksey Mikhailovich's wooden palace in the Kolomenskoye park was opened on the Moscow City Day in September 2010.