The group has until Aug. 1 to convince Osceola Circuit CourtJudge Roger McDonald that elected officials in Osceola County erredin May by selecting Orlando-based Xentury City Development Co. tobuild a $100 million, 500,000-sf convention center away from itscore business district.

The hotel/motel group's June 28 lawsuit contends LandmarkOrganization of Austin, the No. 2-ranked candidate, should havebeen picked for the project because the Texas developer's proposedsite at Osceola Parkway and State Road 535 is three miles nearer tothe plaintiffs' properties than the Xentury location on OsceolaParkway and International Drive South.

Xentury City and Landmark are not parties to the suit.

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