John Fish, Weiners Settle Litigation Over $1B Back Bay Tower
The legal dispute between construction executive John Fish and his former business partners, Stephen and Adam Weiner, over a $1 billion Back Bay tower project has been settled, Boston Business Journal reported.
The lawsuit began in October 2019 when Suffolk, led by John Fish, sued Weiner Ventures, accusing them of “treachery and greed” for withdrawing from a deal to build a luxury condo tower over the Massachusetts Turnpike. The Weiners countered with their own allegations, stating budget issues and the lack of a guaranteed maximum price contract from Suffolk as reasons for pulling out.
The legal battle has now ended with a settlement, and the terms remain confidential. The partnership dissolved in 2019 after almost a decade of development on the 1000 Boylston St. project.
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