Tag: New York
Supreme Court denied cert in Columbia University eminent domain case
Posted on Dec 14, 2010 in News & Events
Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear the Columbia University eminent domain case Tuck-It-Away, Inc. v. New York State Urban Dev. Corp., No. 10-402 (cert. petition filed Sep. 21, 2010).
Property owner in Columbia expansion case likens the use of eminent domain to “highway robbery”
Posted on Dec 10, 2010 in News & Events
Nick Sprayregen, owner of Tuck It Away, the lead plaintiff in the Columbia eminent domain case on petition for certiorari to the Supreme Court, explains in the Youtube video above how New York state’s eminent domain procedures favor the condemnors and deny property owners due process of law.
Columbia eminent domain case: One of the Supreme Court “Petitions to Watch”
Posted on Dec 9, 2010 in News & Events
SCOTUSblog has included the Columbia University eminent domain case Tuck-It-Away, Inc. v. New York State Urban Development Corporation, dba Empire State Development Corporation, Docket 10-402 in this week’s edition of “Petitions to Watch.” The petition for certiorari filed by these Harlem property owners will be included among the many the Court will consider when the Justices conference tomorrow, December 10.
NY State Court of Claims: CSX entitled to $12.1 million in damages for property taken by eminent domain
Posted on Oct 6, 2010 in News & Events
The following press release regarding a recent NY Court of Claims ruling awarding just compensation of $12.1 million to the property owner in an eminent domain action is available in its entirety here.
More on last week’s decision in Columbia eminent domain case
Posted on Jun 29, 2010 in News & Events
Last week the New York Court of Appeals issued its decision in Kaur v. New York State Urban Development Corp., No. 125 (June 24, 2010) (see our post here). In it’s decision, NY’s highest court reversed the New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division (First Department) decision issued December 3, 2009 which had struck down the attempted taking by eminent domain finding that the taking was unconstitutional as the project would not have a true public purpose but rather an entirely private benefit to Columbia University.
New York Court of Appeals reverses Columbia University eminent domain case
Posted on Jun 24, 2010 in News & Events
We have just learned that the New York Court of Appeals (the state’s highest court) has released its opinion in the matter of Kaur v. New York State Urban Development Corp., No. 125 (June 24, 2010). This is the case in which the New York State Urban Development Corporation (also known as the Empire State Development Corporation or ESDC) sought to condemn by eminent domain private properties in the West Harlem neighborhood surrounding Columbia University and give those seized properties to that private institution for an expansion project it wishes to undertake.
Goldstein – no longer the last man standing in the way of Atlantic Yards eminent domain
Posted on Apr 23, 2010 in News & Events
On Wednesday, April 21, one of the last remaining property owners opposing the proposed Atlantic Yards project in Brooklyn, Daniel Goldstein, reached a negotiated settlement with the Empire State Development Corporation (ESDC) and project’s developer, Forest City Ratner, to leave his home.
NY judge orders Port Chester to pay $3 million for property taken by eminent domain
Posted on Apr 7, 2010 in News & Events
On Friday, New York State Supreme Court Judge John R. LaCava issued an opinion in the eminent domain case known as In Re Matter of Village of Port Chester v. Village of Port Chester, 2010 NY Slip Op 50532(U), Supreme Court, Westchester County (Decided April 2, 2010), ordering the Village of Port Chester to pay the property owners $3,062,000.00, plus interest, for the taking of their commercial properties.
Ground breaking set for today on Atlantic Yards in Brooklyn; Residents expected to vacate by April 3
Posted on Mar 11, 2010 in News & Events
A groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled to take place this afternoon for Developer Forest City Ratner’s controversial Atlantic Yards project in Brooklyn. News sources have indicted that local and state officials, including Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Governor David Patterson, are expected to attend.
Nicole Gelinas: Eminent Domain as Central Planning
Posted on Mar 3, 2010 in News & Events
Unless it needs property to build a road, a subway line, a water-treatment plant, or a similar piece of truly public infrastructure—or unless a piece of land poses a clear and present danger to the public—the state should keep its hands off people’s property.