Supreme Court Justice Rules in Favor of East Ramapo on Rent Credit

State Supreme Court Justice Margaret Garvey ruled on February 28 that the East Ramapo School District does not owe 1.3 million dollars to the Orthodox Jewish congregation that has leased Colton Elementary School since 2009. The Congregation Bais Malka and the Hebrew Academy for Special Children filed a lawsuit against the district saying that they are owed credit towards the 6.6 million dollar purchase of the building that was agreed upon. Garvey stated that the tenants would only be entitled to rent credit if they had enacted first refusal, which they did not because they placed the highest bid. Paul Savad, who is providing legal representation for the congregation stated that though disappointed his clients will be continuing with additional claims. The suit continued in court yesterday.

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