Scott Morrison, a partner in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice, spoke with The Washington Post and The Daily Record about plans to redevelop White Flint Mall located in Montgomery County, Maryland. Owners of the former upscale retail center intend to transform the site into a walkable, open-air town center with a mix of retail, office and residential properties. Anchor tenant Lord & Taylor sued to block the redevelopment, alleging the plan violates a 1975 lease. Scott—who is representing White Flint in the matter—said Lord & Taylor purposely timed the filing of its lawsuit hoping to collect a larger payment from White Flint, which would not want to delay the project. He noted that while the case will still go to trial, the federal judge handling the case rejected Lord & Taylor’s request for a permanent injunction to block the redevelopment, and so “the development can now go forward.” Scott added that the mall’s demolition will probably begin within the next year. (“White Flint’s Last Christmas: Closing of a Past Retail Mecca Hints at an American Era’s End,” December 22, 2013; “Lord & Taylor Appeals Against Mall,” January 2, 2014)