Builder, Museum Group Spar In Zoning Scheme Trial Closings

Law360, Miami (January 30, 2013, 8:50 PM ET) -- Attorneys for developer The Related Group tried to fend off conspiracy allegations in closing arguments Wednesday in a Vizcaya Museum-affiliated group's suit accusing the developer of influencing Miami commissioners to get a never-completed bayside condominium project approved.

Defense attorney Israel Reyes of The Reyes Law Firm PA painted the dispute as a First Amendment issue to a Miami jury, arguing that the actions taken by The Related Group and its partner in the project Ocean Land Investments Inc. to further their development plans were constitutionally protected...
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