The Tysons litigation team of Michael Robinson, Taylor Chapman, and Christian Schreiber scored a major win on behalf of Venable client, Great American Restaurants, in the ongoing highly-publicized litigation regarding the Reston Town Center when the Fairfax Circuit Court granted Venable's motion or a preliminary injunction. The injunction was granted after a two-day evidentiary hearing. The case, which has drawn press coverage from the Washington Post, the Washington Business Journal, WJLA, and numerous local media outlets, involves the "pay to park" system imposed in January by Boston Properties at the Reston Town Center. Venable challenged the parking system on behalf of Great American Restaurants on the basis that the system violates its lease rights. The Court issued a lengthy opinion holding that the Venable team had established both a likelihood of success on the merits and irreparable injury. A final trial is scheduled for February 2018.
The litigation team was supported by Lynne Rhoades, Colleen McKenna, and Heather Ratliff.