A team of attorneys from Ballard Spahr's Wilmington office successfully represented a homebuilder in its claims that a land owner breached their agreement to develop a housing project in Newark, Delaware.

Residential developer Cornell Glasgow LLC had partnered with La Grange Properties LLC to develop a mix of townhomes, duplexes, and single-family homes on a vacant parcel owned by La Grange. Delaware Superior Court Judge Joseph R. Slights III, in his final act before retiring from the bench, ruled that La Grange breached the development agreement when it threw Cornell's employees off the project and withheld payments.

"It is a testament to Judge Slights' commitment to public service that he worked tirelessly to try this case over five days and issue a thoroughly comprehensive opinion in the waning days of his administration," said Ballard Spahr partner Sean J. Bellew, who represented Cornell along with associates David A. Felice and Chad A. Flores. "That he personally saw to address this case without letting it fall into the lap of his successor is a credit to both Judge Slights and the court."

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