Clarkstown, school district win tax case versus Palisades Center mall

WEST NYACK — A state judge has ruled against the Palisades Center’s $2.64 million reimbursement request in property

WEST NYACK — A state judge has ruled against the Palisades Center’s $2.64 million reimbursement request in property taxes from Clarkstown, the county, and the Clarkstown School District.

Supreme Court Judge Robert Berliner not only rejected repayment but ordered Eklecco NewCo LLC to pay Clarkstown’s legal costs for the case. Supervisor George Hoehmann said the town is tabulating the bill but estimated the cost at thousands of dollars, but less than $100,000.

The mall owner claimed it paid an estimated $2.64 million extra in property taxes over the course of four tax years, 2009-2010 to 2012-2013.

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Hoehmann called Berliner’s decision released Friday “a significant victory in a tax certiorari case filed in 2013.” 

“In dismissing the case, the court found that the Palisades Center Mall breached its obligation and ordered the Palisades Center Mall to reimburse the town for all reasonable attorney fees incurred during this action,” Hoehmann said. “We always contended they were wrong.”


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