Tuesday, November 24, 2009

DDDB: new lawsuit coming because court refused to consider revised project

From a statement from Develop Don't Destroy Brooklyn:
"We are disappointed, but undeterred. We lost this round, but the legal fight is not over. My clients will continue to resist Ratner's efforts to steal their homes and businesses in the New York courts," said lead attorney Matthew Brinckerhoff of Emery, Celli, Brinckerhoff & Abady. "Because the Court of Appeals made it clear that it considered itself 'bound' by the self-serving record created by the Empire State Development Corporation prior to its December 2006 public use finding, and thus refused to consider the events leading up to the ESDC's adoption of a modified general project plan two months ago, we now intend to commence a new lawsuit seeking to compel the ESDC to issue new or amended public use findings."
At a press conference today, DDDB warned that Brooklyn would end up looking like New London, where eminent domain was used but never exercised, leaving a ghost town in its wake. (Photo by Tracy Collins)

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