May 9, 2003
Building 19, a discount store with 13 locations in the greater Boston area, turned to Kelley Drye for assistance in acquiring a lease from Ames Department Stores for a store in Weymouth, Mass.
After an all-day trial, the Court ruled in favor of Building 19, but allowed a one-day stay of closing to permit the landlord to seek a permanent stay of the closing from the District Court. Before the one-day stay expired, the District Court denied the landlord?s request, thus making it impossible for the landlord to seek a stay at the Second Circuit. Building 19 moved into its new location within two weeks.