Domino Developer Must Pay Partner's Legal Fees, Judge Says

By Eric Hornbeck (September 27, 2013, 4:31 PM EDT) -- Developer Katan Group LLC must pay $1 million in legal fees to its erstwhile joint venture partner in Brooklyn's Domino Sugar factory site for three lawsuits that sprang up from the sale of the site last year, a New York state judge ruled Thursday.

Judge Eileen Bransten confirmed a referee's report recommending that Katan Group pay the fees to CPC Resources Inc., the for-profit subsidiary of nonprofit Community Preservation Corp., which sold the East River waterfront site to Two Trees Management Co. LLC last year over Katan's objections.

"The special referee's determination of the reasonableness of the rates billed by CPCR's...

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