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LOCAL MUNICIPALITIES STRUGGLE WITH RELIGIOUS LAND USE APPLICATIONS

By Legal Larry Ask any local elected official about their concerns for their municipality. Chances are that beside the overwhelming issue surrounding local budgets, the biggest concern is what to…

STATE COURT JUDGE ALLOWS DISCRIMINATION SUIT AGAINST TOWN OF HAVERSTRAW TO PROCEED

BY LEGAL LARRY State Supreme Court Judge Linda Jamieson recently ruled that a sexual discrimination suit brought by a Town of Haverstraw employee will proceed to trial. Cheryl Croci, a…

APPEALS COURT RULES ON CONTROVERIAL RAMAPO PROJECT

BY LEGAL LARRY Last week, an appeals court in Brooklyn may have had the final say regarding an extremely controversial development in the Town of Ramapo. The Appellate Division, Second…

Legal Watch: Will Court Reform Ever Happen?

BY LEGAL LARRY For the past decade, high profile individuals have called for a reform of the entire court system in the State of New York. Everyone from the chief…

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Federal Law is Changing Rockland’s Zoning Landscape BY LEGAL LARRY In 2000, Congress enacted a law known as the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act. This law is commonly…

Fair to Taxpayers? Rockland Suffers Expensive Loss in Fair Housing Case

Over 20K down the drain as taxpayers foot the bill for legal expenses in condo squabble BY LEGAL LARRY In 1968 the United States Congress passed the Fair Housing Act.…