Jury awards $1.8 million damages to farmer over land lease dispute with Sinclair CEO

Date: June 12, 2015

By Lorraine Mirabella
Baltimore Sun 

A Baltimore County jury has awarded more than $1.8 million in damages to a White Hall farmer embroiled in a long-simmering land lease dispute with the CEO of Hunt Valley-based Sinclair Broadcast Group [...]

Thomas C. Beach III, an attorney for Pieper, said his client feels vindicated.

"You don't knock down 95 acres of corn to make a point," said Beach, an attorney with Whiteford, Taylor & Preston in Columbia. "They sued him, claiming that they could break his lease, and he said, 'No, I've prepaid rent for five years and expect to farm it for five years.'"

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