(h/t to reader W), hints that a settlement may be close at hand between Monument Realty and Metro over the lawsuit Monument filed in October
after WMATA awarded the sale of the Southeastern Bus Garage
at Half and M to Akridge. This is the third Metro monthly board meeting in a row that has "Monument Legal Issues" on the agenda for an executive session
, but maybe this time something will actually come out of it.
Back in February a judge granted an injunction
to prevent WMATA from continuing with the planned $69.5 million sale of the garage to Akridge, saying that
Monument "demonstrated a likelihood of success on the merits of their claim that they were substantially prejudiced when WMATA considered Akridge's nonresponsive bid and participated in improper ex parte discussions with Akridge."