In an attempt to move Bruce Ratner's megadevelopment forward, the state agency responsible for approving it has decided to dump a controversial lawyer. The Empire State Development Corporation has been under fire for hiring David Paget, who worked for Ratner, to handle its environmental review of the new Nets' arena. So the ESDC has replaced Paget. At the same time, it is defending its right to hire him.
- State Agency Boots Ratner Lawyer After Ruling - Andrea Bernstein - WNYC
- Judges To Decide if Agency Can Rehire Lawyer Banned From Atlantic Yards Project - David Lombino - New York Sun
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