A recent Law360 article noted James G. McLean’s representation of the Urban Redevelopment Authority. McLean, shareholder in Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney’s Litigation Section, was assisted by associate Jordan M. Webster and legal assistant Julie Meyers. The Allegheny Valley Railroad Co. had accused the URA of violating restrictive covenants that were laid out in a deed from 1981, which the URA had argued was obsolete. The railroad company had sought to block part of a $450 million redevelopment in Pittsburgh’s Strip District. However, Judge Robert J. Colville of the Court of Common Pleas in Allegheny County rejected their bid and denied the railroad company’s request for a preliminary injunction in the suit. The ruling is a key victory for the URA and its ongoing efforts to revitalize this important downtown area.
Read the full article – “$450M Pittsburgh Redevelopment Project Dodges Delay Bid” (Law360, April 25, 2013)