Why Community Groups Can Never Win Against Developers: The ‘Dreikausen’ Paradox and Other Hurdles, and Suggestions for Change

Making a motion you cannot win is usually sanctionable—but here, it is actually required.

By John R. Low-Beer | September 18, 2019 

Under current law, even the most meritorious legal challenge to property development faces insurmountable barriers once construction starts, because absent the most egregious wrongdoing, the courts will not order demolition of completed buildings, and current law makes it virtually impossible to obtain a preliminary injunction to halt construction. Read article via New York Law Journal

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