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Durst Can't Make Amazon Sign Lease In $25M Contract Row

Law360, New York (June 25, 2015, 9:28 PM EDT) -- A New York judge on Thursday trimmed a claim from One World Trade Center developer The Durst Organization’s $25 million breach of contract action against an Amazon.com Inc. subsidiary for backing out of a $20 million-per-year lease, saying there’s no actual lease on which to base the claim.

New York Supreme Court Judge Shirley Werner Kornreich tossed a cause of action from Durst that sought to force Amazon into signing a lease, finding a letter of intent Amazon signed doesn’t compel the online retailer into executing a lease.

Durst claims Amazon agreed to exclusive negotiations for 310,000 square feet of office...

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