Welcome, Guest! - or
Easy to remember!  »  VinNews.com

West Hempstead, NY - Man Sues Town After Long Island Home Is Demolished

Published on: November 2, 2015 06:33 PM
By: AP
Change text size Text Size  

West Hempstead, NY - A man says his Long Island home was unjustly demolished in May while he was recovering from knee surgery in Florida.


Sixty-nine-year-old Philip Williams sued Hempstead, saying the town went too far in razing the home and getting rid of his possessions.

But town officials say they made every attempt to reach the man before they knocked the house down. They destroyed the building because they say it violated town code and qualified as a dangerous building.

Officials say they contacted several different addresses associated with the property, including banks and creditors.

Williams says he went to Florida in December, but didn’t forward his mail. He came back in August to see his home gone. His attorney says the town should have done more to contact him.

More of today's headlines

Washington -After a devastating loss in the 2012 presidential election, the Republican Party entered a period of intense self-reflection and emerged with a firm promise... Newark, NJ - President Barack Obama toured a drug rehab and met with former inmates Monday in the rough-and-tumble city of Newark, calling on the nation to ensure those...



Read Comments (0)  —  Post Yours »


to post a comment

Click here to sign-in.

Scroll Up
Sell your scrap gold and broken jewelry and earn hard cash sell gold today!