Supreme Court judge dismisses lawsuit against MVHS

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Published on October 22, 2020 -

Supreme Court judge dismisses lawsuit against MVHS

He lawsuit filed against the City of Utica Planning Board and Mohawk Valley Health System to stop the construction of the new downtown hospital was dismissed in State Supreme Court on Thursday, Oct.

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Supreme Court judge dismisses lawsuit against MVHS

To stophe construction of the new downtown hospital was dismissed in state supreme court.

News channel 2's caitlin irla tells us about this decision from the site of the future hospital.

The lawsuit was filed in albany county by the landmarks society of greater utica and the #nohospitaldownto wn group in may of 2019.

The lawsuit calls into question the state environmental quality review, or the seqr, of the property, claiming the proper procedureswe groups were not provided an opportunity to comment on the review.

This past april, the case was moved to state supreme court in oneida county, and oral arguments were heard by judge bernadette rono- cla.

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None "as you can see behind me, construction here at the new downtown hospital site is well underway.

According to court documents, the judge found that the landmark society and no hospital downtown waited too long in the development process to take legal action."

The document reads -- "this court opines that, petitioners failure to seek a preliminary injunction or a stay to either prevent construction on the project from commencing or continuing, once the planning board issued final site plan approval was fatal to their case."

The groups who filed the suit say they couldn't take action sooner due to lack of funds, but the judge said the lawsuit filed against the city of

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