**FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE**
NOVEMBER 14, 2011
Contacts: Amyre Loomis at (718) 260-9191, and Molly Thomas-Jensen at (718) 237-5527
COUNCIL MEMBER JAMES, STATE SENATOR VELMANETTE MONTGOMERY, SOUTH BROOKLYN LEGAL SERVICES, CLERGY AND COMMUNITY TO HOLD PRESS CONFERENCE IN SUPPORT OF BROOKLYN RESIDENTS PERSUADED INTO PARTICIPATING IN DECEPTIVE ATLANTIC YARDS TRAINING PROGRAM
PRESS CONFERENCE THIS TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 3:30PM AT 67 HANSON PLACE AND SOUTH ELLIOTT PLACE - IN FRONT OF THE DISTRICT OFFICE OF COUNCIL MEMBER JAMES
Federal lawsuit to be filed against Forest City Ratner Companies LLC, and others for damages based on unpaid wages and false promises
(Brooklyn, NY)- A group of Brooklyn residents who participated in a job-training program negotiated as part of the Atlantic Yards project plan to file a federal lawsuit against the Atlantic Yards Development Company LLC, Brooklyn Arena LLC, Brooklyn United for Innovative Local Development, Forest City Ratner Companies LLC, Bruce Ratner and others.
The suit seeks the recovery of unpaid wages as well as damages based on false promises. The plaintiffs are represented by South Brooklyn Legal Services (a program of Legal Services NYC) and Emery Celli Brinckerhoff & Abady LLP.
WHO: Elected Officials, Clergy, Lawyers, and Plaintiffs
WHAT: Press Conference to Announce Lawsuit against Atlantic Yards Development Company LLC and others
WHEN: Tuesday, November 15 at 3:30pm
WHERE: 67 Hanson Place and South Elliott Place in front of the District Office of NYC Council Member Letitia James