Litigation Involving the Pine Barrens Commission

November 15, 2016; listed by filing date. See pdf version of this chart here.
See chart of comparative durations of litigation here.

 

Sequence
Number

Subject

Plaintiff(s)

Defendant(s)

Court and Index Number

Date Filed

Date Decided

1

Nondevelopment decision of 2/9/94 re Longwood Youth Sports Association proposal at Firemen’s Park, Ridge, Brookhaven

LI Pine Barrens Society, Richard Amper, North Fork Environmental Council, Long Island Group of the Sierra Club, Open Space Council, Act Now!, Desiree Passantino, Joseph Colao

Commission

Supreme Court,
Suffolk County
94-5363

3/11/94

4/28/98
(decision)

2

Parcel inventory and property owner notification

W.J.F. Realty Corp., Reed Rubin

Commission

Supreme Court,
Suffolk County
94-8132

4/8/94

11/17/94
(decision)

3

Statutory challenge to Pine Barrens Protection Act

W.J.F. Realty Corp., Reed Rubin

Commission, State of New York, Langdon Marsh, NYS DEC, Suffolk County

Supreme Court,
Suffolk County
94-22784

9/19/94

4/22/98
(decision)

4

Economic analysis

LI Builders Institute

Commission

Supreme Court,
Suffolk County
95-11218

5/12/95

5/22/95
(decision)

5

Parcel inventory

Siegel Fenchel & Peddy

Commission, Raymond Corwin

Supreme Court,
Suffolk County
95-29078

12/6/95

4/18/97
(decision)

6

Statutory challenge to Pine Barrens Protection Act

Henry Dittmer, et al.

Commission, Suffolk County, Brookhaven Town, Riverhead Town

US District Court for Eastern District of NY
96-2206

5/3/96

2/21/02
(decision)
(Also see 2/28/03 2nd Circuit
Summary Order)

7

Commission approval of 8/26/96 re Marando (Manorville) Nurseries project, Brookhaven

LI Pine Barrens Society, Richard Amper, Peter Maniscalco, John Scully, Leslie Hannelin

Commission

Supreme Court,
Suffolk County
96-24091

9/18/96

2/10/98
(decision)

8

6/24/98 Pine Barrens Credit allocation to parcels in Manorville and Middle Island, Brookhaven

Robert I. Toussie

Commission

Supreme Court,
Suffolk County
98-17135

7/22/98

5/26/1999
(decision)

9

Nondevelopment decision of 5/10/00 re horse arena in Core, Manorville, Brookhaven

LI Pine Barrens Society, Richard Amper, Katherine Forster Screven, Frank P. Foster, John Trocchio, Richard and Pamela Gatz, Anna Marie Forster Czarnecki, Pamela Todaro

Commission, Carolyn Jolly d/b/a Hidden Pond Stables

Supreme Court,
Suffolk County
00-14222

8/8/00

3/19/01
(decision)
Entered 11/20/01

10

Nondevelopment decision of 7/12/00 re horse arena in Core, Manorville, Brookhaven

LI Pine Barrens Society, Richard Amper, Kenneth and Irene Kneski, Stanley and Genevieve Horton

Commission, Sloane Marcus, Maria Hickey

Supreme Court,
Suffolk County
00-19896

8/9/00

3/20/01
(decision)
Entered 6/11/01

11

Statutory challenge to Pine Barrens Protection Act

Walter Olsen, et al.

NYS DEC, et al.

Supreme Court,
Albany County
01-3600

6/22/01

5/7/02
(decision)
(Also see 7/24/03 3rd Department
Decision)

12

Statutory challenge to Pine Barrens Protection Act

Gladys Gherardi et al.

State of NY, et al.

US District Court for Northern District of NY; 01-1066

6/28/01

12/11/03
(decision)
(Also see 12/22/05 2nd Circuit
Summary Order)

13

7/10/02 Firemen’s Park Core hardship permit, Ridge, Brookhaven

LI Pine Barrens Society, Richard Amper, Carole Jones, Paul J. Decker, Eric Burke, Yolanda Susi, Joseph P. Walsh, Kim Darrow

Commission, Brookhaven Town Parks Department, Joseph Callari, Frank Vigliarolo

Supreme Court,
Suffolk County
02-20643

8/7/02

2/26/03 (amended decision)
(decision)

14

Assertion of jurisdiction of 3/20/02 re Spring Meadow subdivision, Wading River, Brookhaven

Spring Meadow Enterprises

Commission

Supreme Court,
Suffolk County
02-20765

8/9/02

2/11/03
(decision)

15

Field Day Music Concert, Calverton, Riverhead

LI Pine Barrens Society, Richard Amper, Neighborhood Network Research Center, Neil Lewis, North Fork Audubon Society, Mary Mulcahy, North Fork Environmental Council, Howard Meinke, North Shore Audubon Society, Jennifer Wilson Pines, Open Space Now, Alex Wipf, Wayne Rambo, Scott Neary, Margaret Caputo, Robert and Joyce Moss, Louis Fastore

Riverhead Town, Riverhead Town Community Development Agency, Suffolk County Health Department, Commission, New York Music Festival, Andrew Dreskin, Andrew Dreskin Investments

Supreme Court,
Suffolk County
03-13625

5/27/03

5/30/03
(decision)

16

Development decision of 6/21/06 re clearing for agriculture in Core for Manorville Estates Winery, Brookhaven

Gladys Gherardi

Commission

Supreme Court,
Suffolk County
06-17693

7/19/06

8/1/07
(decision)

17

Southaven County Park trap and skeet range, Yaphank, Brookhaven

LI Pine Barrens Society, Richard Amper, South Yaphank Civic Association, Johan McConnell, John Del Buono, Howard Carpluk
Sue Davis, Douglas Steigerwald

Commission, Suffolk County, Hunter Sports Shooting Grounds

Supreme Court,
Suffolk County
06-22354

8/11/06

5/2/07
(decision)
(Also see 10/7/08 2nd Department
decision)

18

Assertion of jurisdiction of 7/19/06 re Island Water Park, Calverton, Riverhead

Island Water Park Corp., Eric Scott

Commission,
Town of Riverhead

Supreme Court,
Suffolk County
06-21016

8/17/06

4/3/07
(decision)

19

Assertion of jurisdiction of 4/18/07 re Riverhead Town Recreational Facility, Calverton, Riverhead

Riverhead Town, Riverhead Community Development Agency

Commission

Supreme Court,
Suffolk County
07-14186

5/3/07

1/30/08
(decision and 3/31/08 judgment)
(Also see 3/2/10 2nd Department
decision)

20

Pine Barrens Credit allocation to parcel in Southampton

Edwin Tuccio, Patricia Tuccio

Commission, Clearinghouse

Supreme Court,
Suffolk County
07-21497

7/19/07

1/16/08
(decision)
(Also see 11/4/09 2nd Department
decision)

21

Pine Barrens Credit allocations to parcels in Manorville (Brookhaven)

Ringhoff Family LLC #1

Commission

Supreme Court,
Suffolk County
08-26991

7/17/08

4/8/09
(decision)

22

Commission jurisdiction re development proposal

Robert Liere, John Liere, and Lorraine Liere

Commission

Supreme Court,
Suffolk County
09-5910

3/12/09

10/13/10
(decision)

23
 Article 78
 County of Suffolk
 Commission
 Supreme Court,
 Suffolk County
 21807/2010
 6/16/10
 4/28/11
 (decision)

24

American Physical Society hardship permit, Ridge, Brookhaven

LI Pine Barrens Society, Richard Amper

Commission

Supreme Court,
Suffolk County
29130/2010

7/21/10

9/26/11
(decision)

25
 Article 78  Edwin Fishel Tuccio, Patricia Tuccio  Commission  Supreme Court,
 Suffolk County
 28576/2010
 9/20/10
1/12/12
 (decision)

(Also see 1/15/14 2nd Department
decision)
26
 Failure to process plaintiff's as of right subdivision application
 Brush Development LLC  Town of Brookhaven, Commission
 US District Court for
 Eastern District of NY
 CV-113297 
 7/8/11
 pending

27

JCJC Holding Company hardship permit, Hampton Bays, Southampton

LI Pine Barrens Society, Richard Amper

Commission

Supreme Court,
Suffolk County
22619/2011

2/16/12

3/22/12
(decision)

(Also see 1/29/14 2nd Department
decision)

28
 Article 78
 Wainscott Properties Inc.  New York State Department of
 Environmental Conservation, Commission
 Supreme Court,
 Suffolk County
 12-27600
 9/6/12
 11/13/13
 (decision)
29
 Westhampton Property
 Associates hardship permit,
 Speonk, Southampton
LI Pine Barrens Society, Richard Amper, Robert McGrath, Thomas Casey as members of the Board of Directors
 Commission
 Supreme Court,
 Suffolk County
 12-34735
12/31/12
 2/27/14
(decision)
(Also see 4/20/16 2nd Department decision)
30
 Pine Barrens Credit Program
 Pluralis, LLC
 Commission,
Town of Brookhaven
 Supreme Court, 
 Suffolk County
 13-15979
6/19/13
 11/4/14
(decision)
31
 Article 78
 Equine Facility, LLC,
 Carolyn Jolly, and James P. Eagan
 Commission,
 New York State Department of
 Environmental Conservation,
 State of New York
 Supreme Court,
 Suffolk County
 16-01258
2/4/16
 9/29/16
(decision)
32
 Article 78
 Henry R. Dittmer
 Commission
 Supreme Court,
 Suffolk County
  16-02657
 3/11/16
 pending
33
 Article 78
 Armand Gustave, LLC c/o Peter Baron
 Commission
 Supreme Court,
Suffolk County
16-6671
 7/11/16
 11/7/16
(decision)
34
 Article 78
 Antro Realty Corp.
 Commission
 Supreme Court,
Suffolk County
16-09916
 10/17/16
 pending