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Yeshiva's $100M suit vs. Ramapo villages Dismissed

Judge Karras of the Federal District Court, Southern District, ruled that a yeshiva failed to prove that several villages in the town of Ramapo opposed a housing development based on anti-Hasidic sentiments.
This lawsuit that has pending more than 10 years and involves a lawsuit brought by Mosdos Chofetz Chaim and against the villages of Pomona, Chestnut Ridge, Wesley Hills and Montebello.
Essentially, the yeshiva alleges that the villages discriminated against the yeshiva. In particular, the yeshiva claims the sole reason the villages incorporated was to curtail the expansion of Hasidic neighborhoods through restrictive zoning.
Rabbi Aryeh Zaks, his family and other Chofetz Chaim officials claimed the villages conspired to deprive the yeshiva of its civil, religious and equal protection clause rights under the U.S. Constitution, as well as the Fair Housing Act.
U.S. District Judge Kenneth Karas, in a 76-page decision, wrote that, while he was sympathetic to accusations of discrimination, there was a lack of evidence in the yeshiva's case.
He wrote that yeshiva officials "have offered nothing more than conclusory, unsubstantiated assertions in support" of civil rights violations and "threadbare allegations alone will not suffice to defeat" a request by the village's lawyers to dismiss the legal action.

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