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Metro Briefing | New York: Brooklyn: Atlantic Yards Suit Filed In Wrong Court

By ALAN FEUER; Compiled by John Sullivan
Published: May 18, 2007, NYTimes.com

A judge yesterday dismissed a lawsuit filed by tenants challenging the Atlantic Yards construction project, saying they had filed their suit in the wrong court. The suit, filed in State Supreme Court in Manhattan, accused the Empire State Development Corporation, the state agency that shepherded the project to approval, of offering an unfair package of provisions to relocate tenants at two buildings in Brooklyn, 473 Dean Street and 634 Pacific Street. Justice Walter B. Tolub said the suit should have been filed directly in the Appellate Division of Supreme Court. A. J. Carter, a spokesman for the development corporation, said the agency was pleased with the decision. George Locker, a lawyer for the tenants, said he would file his suit in the appellate court even though he believed the Supreme Court had jurisdiction. ALAN FEUER

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