NYU Appeals 'Implied Parkland' Ruling Over $6B Expansion

Law360, New York (January 16, 2014, 5:07 PM EST) -- New York University on Monday began the appeal process for an order blocking its $6 billion construction on public parkland until state legislators give their approval, arguing the court was wrong to designate several strips of land as “implied parkland.”

Justice Donna M. Mills dismissed five of the residents and preservationists' claims, but found that three pieces of land the university planned to use as staging for construction were de facto parks under the public trust doctrine. 

The judge found that interfering with such land would...
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