TT&H Attorney Lauren Upton Wins Dismissal of Multi-million Dollar Claim Filed in Baltimore City
December 09, 2020
Representing a homeowner’s association sued in the Baltimore City Circuit Court, TT&H Attorney Lauren Upton recently won the dismissal of a multi-million dollar claim. The case arose out of the Defendants’ objections to Plaintiff’s development within the Clipper Miller community located in Baltimore City. The Defendants spoke out against Plaintiff’s intention to redevelop portions of the Clipper Mill community in non-conformance with the community Planned Unit Development or “PUD.” Plaintiff filed a Complaint alleging breach of contract, tortious interference with economic relations/prospective economic advantage, and civil conspiracy, while also seeking certain declaratory relief. The Complaint sought $25,000,000 in damages. Attorney Upton moved to dismiss the Complaint, arguing that it amounted to a strategic action against public participation, also known as a “SLAPP” suit, with dismissal being warranted pursuant to provisions of the Maryland Code. She further argued that dismissal was also warranted pursuant to Maryland’s Declaration of Rights and the First Amendment of the Constitution. Agreeing with Attorney Upton, the Court dismissed the Plaintiff’s Complaint, with prejudice.
Questions about this case can be directed to Lauren Upton at (410)-653-0572 or firstname.lastname@example.org.