Wal-Mart Can't Ax Pa. Land Development Row

Law360, New York (August 6, 2013, 4:35 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania federal judge ruled Monday that Wal-Mart Stores Inc. can't escape a breach of contract suit contending it reneged on a land development agreement with now-bankrupt property owner B.L. McCandless LP, but did trim several other claims, saying they fall within the contract claim.

Wal-Mart had sought to dismiss the entire lawsuit on the grounds that the only document the parties signed was a nonbinding letter of intent. But U.S. District Judge David Stewart Cercone said the breach of contract claim must survive because Wal-Mart...
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