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Archstone Multifamily Series I Trust v. Niles Bolton Assoc., 09-1453

In a suit for express and implied indemnity, breach of contract and professional negligence, arising from an underlying suit against the parties for FHA and ADA violations in the construction of multi-family housing projects throughout the U.S., the judgment of the district court is affirmed where: 1) summary judgment in favor of the defendant was proper as the de facto indemnification state-law claims by Archstone are preempted under federal law; and 2) the district court did not abuse its discretion in finding the proposed amendment would be unduly prejudicial to Niles Bolton.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 01/27/2010
  • Decided 04/19/2010
  • Published 04/19/2010

Judges

  • Before NIEMEYER, KING, and SHEDD, Circuit Judges.

Court

  • United States Fourth Circuit

Counsel

  • For Appellees:
  • ARGUED:David M. Gossett, Mayer Brown, LLP, Washington, D.C., for Appellants. Charles E. Rogers, Smith, Currie & Hancock, LLP, Atlanta, Georgia, for Appellee. ON BRIEF:Andrew A. Nicely, Gary A. Winters, Mayer Brown, LLP, Washington, D.C., for Appellants. Russell S. Drazin, Jackson & Campbell, PC, Washington, D.C., for Appellee.