Islip Town fires back at booted Bay Shore tenants
The town of Islip filed court papers Wednesday in response to lawsuits filed by tenants who were temporarily evicted from their Bay Shore apartments in September. In the papers, the town claims that any injuries or damages incurred by the plaintiffs were the result of their own actions.
Thirty-five of the 64 tenants of Fairwood Gardens sued in federal court, saying their civil rights were violated by the town after they were abruptly evicted and their apartment complex condemned. The trial is set to begin early next year.
The Suffolk DA and the FBI have been investigating the evictions to see if there has been any violation of the law. The town has also said that more than a dozen of the apartments have now been re-approved for occupancy.
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