September 20, 2021

DSB was successful in moving to dismiss a landowner’s federal complaint alleging that an East End Village violated the landowner’s Fourth Amendment right against illegal search and seizure, Fifth Amendment right against the taking of property, Eight Amendment right against excessive fines, Fourteenth Amendment right of equal protection under the law and common law right against trespass.  The District Court for the Eastern District of New York dismissed the constitutional and common law claims against the Village finding that the landowner failed to state a claim upon which relief may be granted.