JUDGE LEFKOWITZ GIVES WHITE PLAINS A 50 DAY GRACE PERIOD TO RESPOND TO HER RULING. FASNY CASE COULD CONTINUE FOR ANOTHER YEAR IF CITY APPEALS.

WPCNR WHITE PLAINS LAW JOURNAL.By John F. Bailey MAY 14, 2016:

WHITE PLAINS, CITING THE VOLUMINOUS AMOUNT OF RECORDS AND DOCUMENTS THAT HAVE PROLIFERATED OVER THE 5 AND 1/2 YEARS IT HAS BEEN CONSIDERING THE FRENCH AMERICAN SCHOOL OF NEW YORK PROPOSAL TO BUILD A CAMPUS OF 7 BUILDINGS FOR THE FASNY PRIVATE SCHOOL OPERATIONS ON THE FORMER RIDGEWAY COUNTRY CLUB SITE ON RIDGEWAY AVENUE WAS GRANTED 50 MORE DAYS TO PREPARE THE CITY REPLY BY JUDGE JOAN LEFKOWITZ, THE JOURNAL NEWS REPORTED SATURDAY MORNING.

THE CITY WAS TO RESPOND JUDGE JOAN LEFKOWITZ’S ORDER ISSUED LAST MONTH THAT CALLED FOR THE CITY TO PROVIDE A RECORD ARGUING WHY THE CITY SHOULD NOT VOTE ON THE FASNY PROPOSAL.

LEFKOWITZ GRANTED THE CITY 50 MORE DAYS FROM WEDNESDAY (MAY 11) TO PREPARE THE “RECORD”. THE 50 DAY EXTENSION WOULD END APPROXIMATELY JULY 1, BARRING ANY SUBSEQUENT EXTENSIONS.

THE CITY ALSO HAS SIX MONTHS (APPROXIMATELY OCTOBER) TO FILE AN APPEAL OF THE JUDGE’S DISMISSAL OF THE CITY REQUEST TO DISMISS THE FASNY SUIT.

IT WOULD APPEAR THAT THE FASNY MATTER, SHOULD THE APPEAL BE FILED BY THE CITY, HAS THE POTENTIAL TO CARRY ON IN THE COURTS  WELL INTO 2017 (IF THE CITY APPEALS).

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