(AP) - A dispute over whether an imam who plans to build a mosque near ground zero ignored safety hazards at property he owns in northern
Parties in the lawsuit against Feisal Abdul Rauf are scheduled to appear Wednesday in state Superior Court.
A lawsuit filed by
The lawsuit claims Rauf didn't fix 12 fire code violations the year before one building caught fire. It says parts of the other building have been without electricity, smoke detectors and fire alarms because Rauf's company didn't pay utility bills.
A spokesman tells The Associated Press the imam won't comment on the lawsuit.