Thursday, June 14, 2007

Burford Abstention

In a recent case, Judge Garaufis declined to abstain under the Burford abstention doctrine, concluding that deciding the federal suit would not "disrupt New York's effort to establish a coherent eminent-domain policy." Goldstein v. Pataki, 2007 WL 1654009 (E.D.N.Y., June 6, 2007).  The case thoroughly reviews the Burford doctrine's origins and history and is a good resource for folks who want a primer or refresher.  --RR

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