Rockland County hotel that initially was set to house migrants changes legal team

Neither side had any comment inside or outside of the courtroom, so it is not clear why the change happened.

News 12 Staff

Jul 19, 2023, 10:01 PM

Updated 273 days ago

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A Rockland County hotel that New York City had planned to send migrants to until it was forced to close will be changing its legal team.
Attorneys representing Armoni Inn & Suites and Orangetown were in the Rockland County courtroom for a few minutes Wednesday, and News 12's cameras were the only ones inside.
There was a motion to be relieved as counsel. The Pryor Cashman law firm will no longer represent the Orangeburg hotel.
State Supreme Court Judge Christie D'Alessio also announced that the next appearance would be Oct. 5 to make sure documents are being exchanged between parties.
Neither side had any comment inside or outside of the courtroom, so it is not clear why the change happened.
The legal battles began in May when Rockland officials found out New York City Mayor Eric Adams said immigrants would be bused out of New York City and into hotels throughout the northern suburbs, including to the hotel in Orangeburg.
Orangetown had filed an injunction against the hotel from being used as a shelter a few days later, saying it goes against the facility's certificate of occupancy.
An injunction against bringing migrants to the hotel remains in effect.
Last month, The Armoni Inn & Suites was allowed to reopen as a hotel only.


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