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Posts tagged Views at Clarendon.

Views at Clarendon Rendering

At the risk of engaging in a bit of direct self-promotion for perhaps the first time, today we have a guest post from Raighne Delaney, a shareholder of Bean, Kinney & Korman, P.C. and lead counsel in the successful dismissal of a case on April 12, 2010 pending against the Views at Clarendon Corporation, Inc. involving an affordable housing project here in Arlington. Raighne’s comments regarding the case follow:

On April 12, 2010, Judge Hilton of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia dismissed a suit seeking to halt the Views at Clarendon affordable housing project in Arlington, Virginia. The plaintiff, Peter Glassman, claimed the project violated the U.S. and Virginia Constitutions’ establishment clause by allegedly using Arlington County government funds to erect and repair a church and support the church’s ministry. The court roundly disagreed with these allegations, finding that the plaintiff’s complaint failed to properly allege an Establishment Clause case. The court granted the various defendants motions to dismiss as to all counts of the case with prejudice and no leave to amend was granted.