State's top court to hear arguments in Freeport-Melius litigation

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One of the long-winding lawsuits involving developer Gary Melius, former Freeport Mayor William Glacken and others will be argued at New Yorks highest court Wednesday.

Melius has settled one lawsuit that claimed the village tried to seize his property, the Brooklyn Water Works property through a deed scheme. The village had offered to resolve a separate suit that individually targeted Glacken, former village attorney Harrison J. Edwards and four other former officials. But the former officials rejected a clause in the settlement not to disparage Melius. The village dropped its defense of Glacken and the rest; they are now suing the village to regain representation.

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