Group files lawsuit against Brooklyn arena developers

Updated: October 26, 2006, 7:03 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- A group of Brooklyn property owners and tenants facing eviction over developer Bruce Ratner's Atlantic Yards project filed a federal lawsuit Thursday charging the seizure of their property under eminent domain was unconstitutional.

"This is a case about a conscious effort to circumvent community input and the lawful processes of open government; about the misuse of the government's power to take property by eminent domain; and, ultimately, about a betrayal of public trust in service ...

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