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Press release from CNW Group

MI DEVELOPMENTS RESPONDS TO MERITLESS CORDISH COMPLAINT

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

MI DEVELOPMENTS RESPONDS TO MERITLESS CORDISH COMPLAINT19:22 EST Tuesday, February 15, 2011AURORA, ON, Feb. 15 /CNW/ - MI Developments Inc. ("MID") (TSX: MIM.A, MIM.B; NYSE: MIM) has learned via media reports that certain Cordish companies ("Cordish") have filed a Complaint for Damages ("Complaint") against the Maryland Jockey Club ("MJC"), a joint venture entity of MID, and other defendants, in Baltimore City Circuit Court for allegedly conspiring to defame Cordish, which plans to build a slot machine casino at the Arundel Mills Mall in Maryland.  Along with MJC and MID, some of the other defendants are Penn National Gaming Inc. and Frank Stronach.MJC has previously successfully defended other litigation brought by Cordish and MID believes this Complaint to be similarly meritless. In the Complaint, Cordish additionally alleges certain claims respecting Indiana business matters, of which MID has no knowledge or information.About MIDMID is a real estate operating company engaged primarily in the acquisition, development, construction, leasing, management and ownership of a predominantly industrial rental portfolio leased primarily to Magna International Inc. and its automotive operating units in North America and Europe. MID also acquires land that it intends to develop for mixed-use and residential projects. Additionally, MID owns Santa Anita Park, Golden Gate Fields, Gulfstream Park (including an interest in The Village at Gulfstream Park, a joint venture with Forest City Enterprises, Inc.), an interest in joint ventures in The Maryland Jockey Club with Penn National Gaming, Inc., Portland Meadows, AmTote and XpressBet®, and through some of these assets, is a supplier, via simulcasting, of live horseracing content to the inter-track, off-track and account wagering markets. For further information about MID, please visit www.midevelopments.com or call 905-713-6322. MID's filings can be viewed at www.sedar.com and www.sec.gov.Copies of financial data and other publicly filed documents are available through the internet on Canadian Securities Administrators' Systems for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval (SEDAR) which can be accessed at www.sedar.com and on the United States Securities and Exchange Commission's Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis and Retrieval System (EDGAR) which can be accessed at www.sec.gov.Forward Looking StatementsThis press release contains statements that, to the extent they are not recitations of historical fact, constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of applicable securities legislation. Forward-looking statements include statements regarding MID's future plans, goals, strategies, intentions, beliefs, estimates, costs, objectives, economic performance or expectations, or the assumptions underlying any of the foregoing. Words such as "may", "would", "could", "will", "likely", "expect", "anticipate", "believe", "intend", "plan", "forecast", "project", "estimate" and similar expressions are used to identify forward looking statements. Forward-looking statements should not be read as guarantees of future events, performance or results and will not necessarily be accurate indications of whether or the times at or by which such future performance will be achieved. Undue reliance should not be placed on such statements. Forward-looking statements are based on information available at the time and/or management's good faith assumptions and analyses made in light of our perception of historical trends, current conditions and expected future developments, as well as other factors we believe are appropriate in the circumstances, and are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other unpredictable factors, many of which are beyond MID's control, that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from such forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause such differences include, but are not limited to, the risks set forth in the "Risk Factors" section in MID's Annual Information Form for 2009, filed on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and attached as Exhibit 1 to MID's Annual Report on Form 40-F for the year ended December 31, 2009, which investors are strongly advised to review. The "Risk Factors" section also contains information about the material factors or assumptions underlying such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date the statements were made and unless otherwise required by applicable securities laws, MID expressly disclaims any intention and undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements contained in this press release to reflect subsequent information, events or circumstances or otherwise.For further information: Don Cameron, MID's Chief Operation Officer, at 905-726-7606