By the time the dust settles on this Wilf legal rigmarole, the Vikings may have already moved into their new home.
That was the message from a pair of lawyers that represent principal team owner Zygi Wilf, his brother Mark Wilf and their cousin Leonard Wilf, who were ordered Monday to pay 84.5 million in damages in a 21-year-old New Jersey real estate case. The resulting appeal process, attorney Peter Harvey said, will last between two and three years.
The franchise's new, state-of-the-art, multipurpose replacement for the Metrodome is slated for completion by July 2016.
"The stadium will be built and opening kickoff will have taken place long before this case is decided by the appellate division and, if necessary, the New Jersey Supreme Court," Harvey told reporters during a conference call early Monday evening.
That's the next step, then, in an ongoing and highly-publicized civil battlebetween the Wilfs and a pair of real estate partners. In early August, Judge Deanne Wilson f...