Harvard Goes After Cameroon Embassy Over Expired Lease

Law360, New York (February 8, 2012, 5:49 PM EST) -- Harvard University filed a lawsuit in federal court Tuesday seeking to evict the Embassy of Cameroon for overstaying the lease on the Harvard-owned Washington building it currently occupies while its main building is being renovated.

In 2010, the embassy entered into a two-year lease for a Wisconsin Avenue building on the other side of Washington's Rock Creek Park from its permanent mission residence on Massachusetts Avenue. The lease was set to expire Jan. 31 and had no formal renewal provisions, according to the complaint and other...
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