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NY State Judge Rules that Astorino's Law Suit to Stop Closure of Indian Point Will Be Heard in Westchester

September 22, 2017

On September 22, 2017, a state court judge ruled in favor of County Executive Robert P. Astorino’s efforts to force New York State to enforce its own environmental laws relating to the closure of the Indian Point nuclear plant by ruling that the case will be heard in Westchester County, not in Albany as Governor Andrew Cuomo and state officials had sought.  Mr. Astorini's attorney, Philip M. Halpern of Collier, Halpern & Newberg, LLP (CHN) argued that the case should be heard in Westchester County, because it is where the material events for the proceeding occurred and where the greatest impact would be felt if Indian Point were closed.  Mr. Halpern is managing partner of CHN with more than three decades of experience as one of New York’s preeminent trial attorneys. There are no costs to the county for Mr. Halpern's services unless approved by the Board of Legislators.

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