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Posted at 5:26 PM ET, 03/30/2010

Lawsuit ends, hotel project begins

By Washington Post editors

D.C. Attorney General Peter J. Nickles said Tuesday that he expects the city to break ground on a convention center hotel in late May or early June now that a lawsuit that threatened the project has been dismissed.

D.C. Superior Court Judge Natalia Combs Greene Monday dismissed a lawsuit by Wardman Investor, an entity controlled by JBG Cos. JBG had alleged favoritism in the bidding process, saying the city acted illegally by negotiating exclusively with Bethesda-based Marriott International to build a 14-story Marriott Marquis across the street from the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

It was unclear Tuesday whether JBG will appeal the ruling.

By Washington Post editors  | March 30, 2010; 5:26 PM ET
Categories:  DC  
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