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EDPL SECTION 701: LEGAL FEES, APPRAISAL FEES AND DISBURSEMENT REIMBURSEMENTS

          The Second Department handed down Matter of City of Long Beach v Sun NFL Limited Partnership on May 15, 2019 ___ AD3d ___, 2016-13371.  The decision concerned an application for reimbursement of legal, appraisal fees and disbursements pursuant to EDPL Section 701.           The condemnor made a pre-vesting offer to the property owner of $2,080,000.  After trial the Supreme Court awarded $11.8 million.  Claimant sought an additional allowance totaling $2,024,412.           The trial court reduced the amount sought for attorneys’ fees and awarded $831,303.   The condemnor appealed and claimant… read more

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A TRIPLE AAA DECISION – MATTER OF VILLAGE OF HAVERSTRAW v AAA ELECTRICIANS, INC.

On October 17, 2018, the Appellate Division, Second Department handed down a decision affirming the award of $1,190,582.91 for an additional allowance for legal and expert fees.  The additional allowance was awarded by the Honorable Bruce E. Tolbert. The additional allowance was authorized by Section 701 of the Eminent Domain Procedure Law. In August 1987, the Eminent Domain Procedure Law (EDPL), §701, was amended to provide that when an award in a condemnation proceeding was “substantially” in excess of the condemnor’s proof on the trial, the trial court, in its… read more

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