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Old 03-09-2011, 01:25 PM   #85
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Originally Posted by DSettahr View Post
If the property owners are so sure of their legal standing, shouldn't they be glad to have the opportunity to prove it in court? The cost of doing so aside (and I agree that there are certainly better things money can be spent on), isn't it a good thing for the issue to be finally taken to a court of law where it will be decided on definitely? Don't all property owners stand to benefit from a ruling in favor of the land owners, as it will solidify their rights through precedent? That was my point.
Whoever said that wasn't the case? WaterRings didn't seem to be objecting to the fact that this dispute has ended up in court, but rather the fact that this dispute was generated in the first place, and that the DEC and the AG have intervened on behalf of the activists when such a trivial percentage of New York taxpayers would benefit from the state's "quest to expand the law."
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