By: Progress for Westhampton Beach
In response to requests from concerned residents, the Board of Trustees requested that Brian Sokoloff, Esq. (the Village’s attorney on the Eruv litigation) give an update directly to village residents on the status of the federal litigation. Mr. Sokoloff was appointed to represent the Village in this matter by its insurance carrier, and has been paid throughout the litigation by the Village’s insurance carrier. This litigation began in January of 2011 and concerns events alleged to have occurred in the Village between 2008 and the commencement of the lawsuit in January of 2011.
Yesterday, September 8, 2015, a settlement agreement between the Town of Southampton and some of the plaintiffs in the two federal cases was filed in federal district court. A copy of that stipulation of settlement is here. Neither the Village of Quogue nor the Village of Westhampton Beach has joined in that settlement.
The Trustees of the Village of Westhampton Beach are continuing to review all appropriate courses of action that will protect the rights of all residents. No settlement has been authorized at this time and the case remains subject to thorough review by counsel and the Board of Trustees.