Atlantic Yards Eminent Domain Case
The New York State Court of Appeals, the highest court in the state, has announced that it will hear the Atlantic Yards eminent domain case, Goldstein et al. v. N.Y. State Urban Development Corporation, in October 2009.
The nine property owners challenging the targeted seizure argue that the use of eminent domain for the project violates New York State Constitution. The original case was filed by the affected property owners back in August 2008 in the Appellate Division, as required by New York State eminent domain law. The Appellate Division ruled on May 15.