Judge open to further consideration of turbine lawsuit
During Thursday's hearing, the residents' lawyer, Ann M. Ponichtera DeNardis, defended her clients' case and their right to bring the lawsuit. She said the lease had undergone dramatic changes, officials did not act transparently, and there is clear evidence of harm, including loss of property values.
March 9, 2012
by Brian Boyd
in South Coast Today
NEW BEDFORD - A Bristol County Superior Court judge is giving the opposing sides in the Fairhaven wind turbines lawsuit a chance to submit additional arguments, ensuring the legal battle will remain alive for the time being.
In January, Judge Thomas F. McGuire Jr. threw out two of four counts in a lawsuit that Fairhaven residents filed to stop the town's wind turbine project. The lawyer for one of the defendants, the developer Fairhaven Wind, argued in court Thursday against the remaining counts.
In trying to get the suit dismissed, Thaddeus Heuer, Fairhaven Wind's attorney, said the plaintiffs did not have a... [continue via Web link]