Settlement Talks Initiated Over Controversial $1 Billion Centerra South Development in Loveland

Loveland, Colorado – The civil trial between McWhinney Real Estate Services and the city of Loveland has been canceled by a Larimer District Court judge. The cancellation comes after the Loveland City Council reversed its decision to rescind the Centerra South urban renewal plan and its master financing agreement. This reversal was made to allow both parties time to negotiate a settlement rather than go through with the trial. McWhinney attorney Christopher Murray requested the trial be vacated and that any action on cross motions for a request for summary judgment be withheld until March … Read more

Segal McCambridge Appoints Alexander Schaffel as Director of Recruiting & Development, Boosting Firm’s Legal Talent Pool

Jersey City, New Jersey – Segal McCambridge, a law firm based in Jersey City, recently announced the promotion of Alexander Schaffel to the newly created role of Director of Recruiting & Development. With expertise in toxic tort, general liability, and human resources, Schaffel brings a unique skillset to this position. As Director of Recruiting & Development, Schaffel will spearhead the firm’s efforts to attract and retain top-tier legal talent, as well as facilitate professional development within the firm. His responsibilities include overseeing lateral recruiting, evaluating hiring needs, and establishing internship programs in collaboration with prestigious … Read more

Walt Disney Co.’s Lawsuit Against Florida Governor Dismissed in Land Development Battle

Orlando, Florida – A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by the Walt Disney Co. against Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, a case that could impact Disney’s control over development around its popular theme park. U.S. District Judge Allen Winsor ruled that Disney “lacks standing to sue the governor” and his appointed board, which now has authority over the district where the park is located. The judge also determined that the statute granting the governor the power to appoint all members of the tax district’s governing body is constitutional and cannot be challenged on free … Read more

Judge Grants New Life to Oakland Port Development, Allowing Potential Coal Shipments

Oakland, California – A judge has granted developer Phil Tagami a new lease on a port development in Oakland, a project that has been at the center of a long-running battle over the storage of coal in the city. The decision extends Tagami’s ground lease until summer 2026, allowing him to proceed with the construction of a 34-acre marine terminal and potentially ship coal from the port. The court ruled in favor of Tagami, stating that Oakland unfairly terminated its lease agreement with him, citing missed deadlines that were beyond his control. The city had … Read more