Judge Botched $90M Philly Zoning Decision, 3rd Circ. Told

Law360, Philadelphia (October 1, 2012, 6:10 PM EDT) -- An attorney for a Philadelphia real estate partnership told the Third Circuit on Monday that a lower court should have let the group clarify objections to new city zoning laws before tossing a case seeking $90 million in damages stemming from a riverfront high-rise project stymied by the measures.

Thomas Leonard, an attorney with Obermeyer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel representing Waterfront Renaissance Associates, told the Third Circuit that a lower court erred when it ruled in 2011 that the partnership, which had hoped to build a...
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