The owners of a company that planned to build a shopping center in Coeur d' Alene, Idaho, told a federal judge that a Utah developer that had agreed to build the mall decided instead to develop a rival mall nearby.

A lawsuit filed by University City Inc. seeks unspecified damages against Price Development Co. of Salt Lake City. The suit charges Price with agreeing to work with University City on a Coeur d'Alene mall, then making a deal to develop the Silver Lake Mall.