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>> STATE EMINENT DOMAIN LAWSUIT

Filed August 1, 2008

June 30, 2009: Court of Appeals Agrees to Hear Eminent Domain Appeal on:
Goldstein et al. v. Empire State Development Corporation

Case was argued in Albany on October 14, 2009 at 2pm.

November 24, 2009: The Court ruled to allow ESDC to use eminent domain.


March 1, 2010: Judge rules ESDC can take title ownership by eminent domain
.

August 4, 2008
Goldstein et al. v. Empire State Development Corporation
Nine Property Owners and Tenants File Atlantic Yards Eminent Domain Challenge in New York State Court

Petitioners Seek to Prevent New York State’s Seizure of Their Homes and Businesses by Eminent Domain
Click to download pdf of the petition.
Press Release


>> STATE LAWSUIT AGAINST THE MTA for Violating the Public Authorities Accountability Act
Filed October 13, 2009

Montgomery et al. v. MTA et al.
Press Release

December 16, 2009: The Court ruled for the MTA.


>> STATE LAWSUIT AGAINST THE Empire State Development Corp to Annul the 2009 MGPP

Filed October 19, 2009

DDDB et al. v ESDC et al.
Press Release

January 19, 2010: Oral argument in front of Judge Marcy Friedman.

March 10, 2010: Court rules for ESDC.


>> ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW and PROJECT APPROVAL

Filed April 5, 2007

Petitioners filed a motion for leave to appeal to the Court of Appeals on July 31, 2009.
This motion was denied.


April 5, 2007
Develop Don't Destroy Brooklyn et al. v. Empire State Development Corporation et al.
Article 78 and Declaratory Judgment
Lawsuit Seeking to Annul the "Atlantic Yards" Final Environmental Impact Statement and Approval
Click here for a summary of the lawsuit.

(This case is currently under appeal and is awaiting a decision since oral argument on September 17, 2008.
Supreme Court, Appellate Division, 1st Department)





FEDERAL EMINENT DOMAIN LAWSUIT

October 26th, 2006

Federal Eminent Domain Lawsuit

Attorneys for Plaintiffs:
Matthew Brinckerhoff: 212-763-5020
Jennifer Levy: 718-246-3274
Jeffrey Baker: 518-438-9907 ext 227

Plaintiffs:
DANIEL GOLDSTEIN, JERRY CAMPBELL, as the putative administrator of the estate of
OLIVER ST. CLAIR STEWART and in his individual capacity, THE GELIN GROUP, LLC,
CHADDERTON’S BAR AND GRILL INC., d/b/a FREDDY’S BAR AND BACKROOM,
MARIA GONZALEZ, JACKIE GONZALEZ, YESENIA GONZALEZ, HUDA MUFLEH-ODEH,
JAN AKHTAR, DAVID SHEETS, JOSEPH PASTORE, PETER WILLIAMS,
PETER WILLIAMS ENTERPRISES, INC., HENRY WEINSTEIN, 535 CARLETON AVE. REALTY CORP.,
535 CARLTON AVE. REALTY CORP., and PACIFIC CARLTON DEVELOPMENT CORP.,

against

Defendants:
GEORGE E. PATAKI, CHARLES A. GARGANO, NEW YORK STATE URBAN
DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION d/b/a EMPIRE STATE DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION,
BRUCE C. RATNER, JAMES P. STUCKEY, FOREST CITY ENTERPRISES, INC.,
FOREST CITY RATNER COMPANY, RATNER GROUP, INC., BR FCRC, LLC, BR LAND, LLC
FCR LAND, LLC, BROOKLYN ARENA, LLC, ATLANTIC YARDS DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, LLC,
MICHAEL BLOOMBERG, DANIEL DOCTOROFF, ANDREW M. ALPER, JOSHUA SIREFMAN,
CITY OF NEW YORK and NEW YORK CITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION,


January 2006
Develop Don't Destroy et. al. v. Forest City Ratner and the Empire State Development Corporation


February 22 - June 23, 2005 [pdf and html]
All Kelo v. the City of New London Documents

Writ of Certiorari – [pdf and html]
Stevens Majority Opinion –
[pdf and html]
Kennedy Concurrence –
[pdf and html]
O'Connor Dissent –
[pdf and html]
Thomas Dissent –
[pdf and html]

December 2004
[pdf]
Develop Don't Destroy Brooklyn amici curiae brief in support of plaintiffs in Supreme Court case Kelo v. The City of New London