On June 28, 2017, the Appellate Division, Second Department, held that a tenant has standing to challenge the definition of “Family” as set forth in the Freeport Village Code.

In Tomasulo v. Village of Freeport, ___A.D.3d___, the Village commenced a criminal proceeding against non-party property owner, William Goodhue, Jr. (owner), alleging that the tenancy between Tomasulo (tenant) and the owner

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Who says, “You can’t fight City Hall”?  In New York, a “stop work order” or a temporary restraining order can be issued by a municipality upon a person or company who is in violation of a zoning ordinance.  Both of these are severe in nature, placing an immediate halt on any work or construction.  The pause (or more likely, termination)

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