Brooklyn, NY: Latest Govt Eminent Domain Abuse

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Brooklyn, NY: Latest Govt Eminent Domain Abuse

ny1.com
Oct 27, 2006

Brooklyn Property Owners, Tenants Announce Lawsuit Against Forest City Ratner

A group of Brooklyn property owners announced at a rally Thursday that they filed a lawsuit in federal court hoping to block the Atlantic Yards project.

"This is a textbook case of the government taking a person's private property "“ their homes and their business "“ and giving it a private entity, a private company, Mr. Ratner, so that he can benefit," said plaintiff attorney Matthew Brinckerhoff. "And that is absolutely forbidden by the Constitution."

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