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Jackson and former operator of zoo settle a legal dispute


October 13, 2019

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's capital city and the Jackson Zoological Society are close to settling the city's $6 million lawsuit against the nonprofit organization that ran the zoo for nearly 35 years.

The Clarion Ledger reports that a deal was reached Friday. It requires approval of the Jackson City Council, which meets Tuesday.

The city of Jackson would get the zoo animals and would drop its demand for $6 million in unpaid water bills.

The city also will drop a demand for repayment of $350,000, which it repaid to the state after the former zoo director misspent the money.

The zoo...

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