North Carolina arena pays price for ‘bathroom bill’

The cancellation by Bruce Springsteen and other high-profile performers over North Carolina’s anti-LGBT law has cost a major venue nearly $200,000 in ticket sales and hundreds of lost shifts for its workers.

from http://www.wbaltv.com/money/north-carolina-coliseum-pays-price-for-bathroom-bill/39259020

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Md. trooper indicted in assault after I-95 vehicle chase

BELCAMP — Maryland State Police say a trooper has been charged with assaulting a driver after a vehicle chase on Interstate 95 in Harford County. The agency said in a news release that 25-year-old Matin Dunlap was indicted Tuesday on charges of assault and misconduct in office. Dunlap surrendered Wednesday at the Bel Air Barracks …

from http://thedailyrecord.com/2016/04/28/maryland-state-trooper-charged/

WashREIT lands buyer for 1.2 million-square-foot Maryland portfolio

Washington Real Estate Investment Trust has reached a deal to sell its suburban Maryland office portfolio for $240 million to invest more heavily in other sectors, including apartments.

The Washington, D.C.-based REIT disclosed plans Wednesday to sell the 1.2 million-square-foot portfolio to an affiliate of Brookfield Property Partners for $240 million, just over three months after announcing plans to shed the real estate for more urban, Metro-accessible sites in the D.C. region. Meanwhile, the…

from http://www.bizjournals.com/baltimore/blog/real-estate/2016/04/washreit-lands-buyer-for-maryland-portfolio.html?ana=RSS%26s=article_search
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Marriott’s Delta Hotel planned for long-vacant downtown building

A long vacant building at the corner of South Charles and East Redwood streets is scheduled to open later this year as a Delta Hotel, a recent hotel brand acquisition by Marriott International.

The 15 S. Charles St. location was built in the early 1900s as a warehouse and was set to become a Crowne Plaza in 2014. The Tran Group LLC, out of New York City, was set to develop the hotel at a cost of $25 million. InterContinental Hotels Group, parent company of Crowne Plaza, confirmed the hotel was no…

from http://www.bizjournals.com/baltimore/blog/real-estate/2016/04/marriotts-delta-hotel-planned-for-long-vacant.html?ana=RSS%26s=article_search
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Steven I. Platt: Litigation vs. ADR – Different strokes for different folks and times

My last column described the cultural, economic and structural changes in the legal and business communities that have transposed Alternative Dispute Resolution from a “cross-practice” litigators engage in when they are contractually required or court-ordered to do so to a fully-integrated but increasingly separate and distinct set of dispute resolution services to be offered by …

from http://thedailyrecord.com/2016/04/28/steven-i-platt-litigation-vs-adr-different-strokes-for-different-folks-and-times/