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April 5, 2007.

DDDB et al. v. ESDC et al.
Lawsuit filed seeking to annul the "Atlantic Yards" Final Environmental Impact Statement and approval.
Filed in State Supreme Court. New York County.

The hearing on the case was on May 3rd. Blow-by-blow coverage of the nearly 4 hour hearing can be found at the Atlantic Yards Report:
ESDC grilled over blight, “civic project” in EIS lawsuit hearing, but judge’s latitude may be limited

In Court, the Atlantic Yards Blight Fight
by Norman Oder. Brooklyn Downtown Star.
Summary of the Complaint April 5, 2007 Press Release

Judge Madden's Decision. Rendered January 11, 2008




Press Release:
NY State Supreme Court Rules for ESDC in Atlantic Yards Lawsuit

Project Cannot Move Forward While
Federal Eminent Domain Case Is Pending


Community Plaintiffs Plan Appeal


Read the release



The Case Files (PDFs)
Petitioners Respondents
Briefs:

Appeal, Filed on July 7th

>Appeal Brief


Filed on April 5th
>Petition-Complaint


>Memorandum of Law in Support of Petition-Complaint


>MOL in support of Motion for Preliminary Injunction

Affidavits:

>Jeff Baker Affidavit (Exhibits 1-10)
Exhibits: 11-20, 21-28, 29-36

>Randall Rasey Affidavit in Support of Motion for Preliminary Injunction

>Demolitions/Injunction - Councilwoman Letitia James

>Security/Terrorism - Professor Norman Groner

>Urban Planning/Land Use - Ron Shiffman

>Bears Community Garden - Jon Crow

>Vibrations Study - Jim Vogel

>Order to Show Cause

Reply Briefs:

>Reply Memorandum of Law in Support of Article 78
>Exhibits to the MOL

>Reply Memorandum of Law in Support of Preliminary Injunction

>Angotti Affidavit
>Freud Affidavit
>Goldstein Affidavit
>McClure Affidavit
>Rosner Affidavit
>Rothblatt Affidavit
>Vogel Affidavit
>Weinstein Affidavit with Exhibits A-H

Empire State Development Corporation (ESDC)
>Memorandum of Law in Opposition to Complaint
>Verified Answer

Public Authorities Control Board (PACB)
>Memorandum of Law in Opposition to Complaint
>Verified Answer
>Scheuermann Affidavit

Exhibits:
A B C D E F G H I-J L M

Forest City Ratner Companies (FCRC)
>Memorandum of Law in Opposition to Complaint
>Verified Answer
>Venter Affidavit
>Stuckey Affidavit
Exhibits to Stuckey Affidavit:
A B C D E F G H1 H2

Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA)
>Memorandum of Law in Opposition to Complaint
>Verified Answer
Record parts: 1 2 3 4 5 6

 
Temporary Restraining Order (TRO). Applied for on April 17.
>Application and Affidavits for TRO > FCRC Affirmation in Oppostion to TRO Application

> FCRC Stuckey Affidavit in Opposition to TRO Application:
Part 1, Part 2, Part 3.

> ESDC Affirmation in Oppostion to TRO Application
> Justice Joan Madden's Decision on the TRO
PETITIONERS

Develop DonŐt Destroy Brooklyn, Inc.
Council of Brooklyn Neighborhoods, Inc
NY Public Interest Research Group/Straphangers
Central Brooklyn Independent Democrats (CBID)
Sierra Club
Atlantic Avenue Betterment Association
The Brooklyn Bear’s Gardens Inc
Bergen Street-Prospect Heights Block Association, Inc.
Boerum Hill Association
Brooklyn Vision, Inc.
Carlton Avenue Association
Carroll Street Block Association (5th to 6th Ave), Inc.
Crown Heights North Association, Inc.
Dean Street Block Association, Inc. (4th to 5th Ave)
East Pacific Block Association
Fort Greene Association
Fort Greene Park Conservancy
Friends and Residents of Greater Gowanus
Park Slope Neighbors
Park Place-Underhill Avenue Block Association
Prospect Heights Action Coalition
Prospect Place-Brooklyn Block Association
Society for Clinton Hill
South Portland Avenue Block Association
South Oxford Street Block Association
Zen Environmental Studies Institute

RESPONDENTS

Empire State Development Corporation (ESDC)

Forest City Ratner Companies

Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA)

Public Authorities Control Board (PACB)