In a victory for Katy Perry, a Los Angeles judge announced Wednesday that she intends to block an effort by nuns to sell a Los Feliz convent to a competing buyer.
The decision marks another major twist in the fierce real estate fight among a pair of nuns, Perry, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and a well-known restaurateur over the fate of the coveted property.
The judge’s ruling puts the pop star one step closer to buying the contentious Los Feliz convent, said Perry’s attorney, Eric Rowen.
The Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary contend that they have the right to sell the convent, which is among the assets of the order's nonprofit institute.What the heck do you do with a convent?
The nuns say their deal to sell the property to Hollister for $15.5 million was legal.
The Los Angeles Archdiocese, however, has fought to stop the sale, contending that the church has jurisdiction and that the nuns' sale was unauthorized.
Its agreement to sell the convent to Perry for $14.5 million in cash is legally binding, the archdiocese argued.
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