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Lawsuit argues Mercedes-Benz Stadium should pay $26m a year in taxes

A group of Atalanta residents has brought a lawsuit against AMB Sports and Entertainment (AMBSE), the owners of the Mercedes-Benz Stadium (MBS) in Atlanta, arguing that the operator should pay $26m in property tax every year. If successful, the suit would expose the owners of NFL team the Atlanta Falcons and MLS team Atlanta United, to $700m in taxes over the 30-year contract for the venue.

The lawsuit, led by lawyer Wayne Kendall who represents the group of Atlanta residents, was dismissed last year by Fulton County. But an appeal by the claimant against this ruling was approved by Georgia’s appeal court, forcing the county court to consider it once more.

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