McLaughlin Stern Client Granted Hearing at Town of Hempstead Board of Appeals After Previously Being Denied Without an Explanation
McLaughlin Stern partner Christian Browne recently secured an important victory for a client seeking to modify certain conditions on the operation of its business in Uniondale. The client, S Life Inc., had purchased an existing laundromat that was subject to conditions imposed by the Town of Hempstead Board of Appeals (the “Board”), and it sought approval from the Board to modify the laundromat’s hours of operation, among other things.
However, the Board denied S Life Inc.’s application without a hearing and without allowing it to explain the reasons for its requested changes. S Life Inc. subsequently engaged Mr. Browne to appeal the Board’s decision to the Nassau County Supreme Court.
On appeal, the Nassau County Supreme Court reversed. The Court held that the Board erred in denying S Life Inc.’s application without allowing a hearing, and it directed the Board to hold a public hearing where S Life Inc. could present its case for consideration. The case is S Life Inc. v. Town of Hempstead Board of Appeals.