- Associated Press - Thursday, October 1, 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The University of California Los Angeles has settled a long-running legal dispute over a donor’s gift of a Bel-Air house and Japanese garden.

The Los Angeles Times reports (https://lat.ms/1OIxzl3 ) that Edward W. Carter, who built the Broadway department store chain, and his second wife donated their house and attached garden to UCLA in 1964. As part of the donation, the UC regents promised to maintain the garden forever.

The school got permission to sell the property and the Superior Court in Alameda County agreed to lift the in perpetuity requirement. But when the school went to sell the property in 2011, the Carter heirs filed suit.

As part of the settlement, UCLA will be allowed to sell the property as long as the new owner agrees to preserve the garden for 30 years.

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Information from: Los Angeles Times, https://www.latimes.com/

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