Jacoby had formally denied those allegations — but both sides dropped their Fulton County legal claims on Monday, records show. The suit was dismissed with prejudice, meaning it can never be brought again.
What, exactly, led to the dropping of the case was unclear, as was any role Jacoby might still play in a development on the OFS site. Jacoby Development chairman Jim Jacoby did not respond to inquiries this week and an attorney representing the firm declined to comment.
OFS spokeswoman Sherry Salyer merely issued the same statement sent to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution when it first reported on the litigation.
“OFS self-manages an active television and film production portfolio while continuing to market a portion of the property,” the emailed statement said.
A second legal case between OFS and Jacoby, meanwhile, is still active.
In February, First American Title Insurance Company — which had acted as the escrow agent and keeper of earnest money between OFS and Jacoby — asked Gwinnett County Superior Court to remove it from the situation and force OFS and Jacoby to litigate their dispute.
OFS and Jacoby had both made claims to the roughly $401,000 in escrow and earnest money held by First American (money that’s now being held by the court).
In September, Judge George F. Hutchinson denied OFS' motion for him to issue a judgment in the case.
The deadline for discovery in the case has now been set for Dec. 15, with an order for all new motions to be entered by Jan. 12.
Documents suggest Hutchinson plans to hold a one-day bench trial sometime thereafter.
In other Gwinnett news:
SWAT was called in to a home in the Gwinnett County neighborhood