Thursday, December 3, 2009

Thompson to 'Vigorously' Fight Bloomberg Brooklyn House of Detention Lawsuit

On Monday, Mayor Bloomberg filed a lawsuit against Comptroller William Thompson to force him to sign off on a $34 million contract for an enlarged Brooklyn House of Detention on Atlantic Avenue.

Further details were released Wednesday -- such as the court date, which is set for Dec. 22, just 10 days before Thompson's term ends.

“We will vigorously defend the lawsuit,” Thompson told the Brooklyn Eagle Wednesday. He also said that he acted within his authority “by not registering a contract that was the product of a process that was improper and tainted by favoritism.”

Read the full story here.

- Comptroller Thompson Turns Down Brooklyn HOD Contract - Again
- Judge: Brooklyn House of Detention Can Reopen
- Brooklyn House of Detention Contract Rejected by Comptroller Thompson
- Anti-Jail Rally on Brooklyn Courthouse Steps Almost Didn't Happen
- 'Stop the Brooklyn House of Detention' Rally
- Don't Get Your Pants In a Twist Over Brooklyn House of Detention, Says Eagle
- Brooklyn House of Detention, Now With Retail
- Goodbye Supersized, Butt Ugly Brooklyn House of Detention Condos, Hello Bigger Jail
- Brooklyn House of Detention Forum Thursday -- Commissioner Horn Will Answer All Your Questions
- House of Detention Site May Be 'Most Valuable Square Block in Downtown Brooklyn'
- Brooklyn House of Detention Could Get 'Super-sized'

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