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THE STATUS OF PENDING SPECIAL FRANCHISE LITIGATION

 THE STATUS OF PENDING SPECIAL FRANCHISE LITIGATION
CompanyAbovenet Communications
Years at Issue 2006
Municipalities at Issue New York City
Status Proceeding discontinued with prejudice.  No assessment reductions or tax refunds required.

 

 THE STATUS OF PENDING SPECIAL FRANCHISE LITIGATION
CompanyLooking Glass Network
Years at Issue 2003, 2004
Municipalities at Issue New York City
Status Case discontinued, August 8, 2005.

 

 THE STATUS OF PENDING SPECIAL FRANCHISE LITIGATION
CompanyNew York State Electric & Gas (NYSEG)
Years at Issue 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006
Municipalities at Issue See Detailed Listing
Status Proceeding discontinued with prejudice, November 14,2006. No assessment reductions or tax refunds required.

 

 THE STATUS OF PENDING SPECIAL FRANCHISE LITIGATION
CompanyGlobal Crossing North America Networks
Years at Issue 2004, 2005, 2006
Municipalities at Issue See Detailed Listing
Status Settlement reached between the parties. A stipulation of settlement and order was entered on December 13, 2006. Assessment reductions and tax refunds required. Agreement reached on valuation procedures for 2007, 2008, and 2009 assessment rolls.

 

 THE STATUS OF PENDING SPECIAL FRANCHISE LITIGATION
CompanyGlobal Crossing Telecommunications, Inc.
Years at Issue 2005, 2006
Municipalities at Issue New York City
Status Settlement reached between the parties.  A stipulation of settlement and order was entered on December 13, 2006.  Assessment reductions and a tax refund for the 2005 roll, but not the 2006 roll, are required.  Agreement reached on valuation procedures for 2007, 2008, and 2009 assessment rolls.

 

 THE STATUS OF PENDING SPECIAL FRANCHISE LITIGATION
CompanyRCN Telecom Services, Inc.
Years at Issue 2005
Municipalities at Issue New York City
Status Proceeding discontinued. Assessment reductions for the 2006 roll, with RPTL section 608 offset to correct for 2005 assessments. No tax refunds required.

 

 THE STATUS OF PENDING SPECIAL FRANCHISE LITIGATION
CompanyFrontier Telephone of Rochester
Years at Issue 2004, 2005
Municipalities at Issue See Detailed Listing
Status Settlement reached between the parties on January 17, 2006.  No tax refunds required.  Agreement on valuation procedures for 2006 and 2007 assessment rolls.

 

 THE STATUS OF PENDING SPECIAL FRANCHISE LITIGATION
CompanyFrontier Communications of New York
Years at Issue 2004, 2005
Municipalities at Issue See Detailed Listing
Status Settlement reached between the parties on January 17, 2006.  No tax refunds required.  Agreement on valuation procedures for 2006 and 2007 assessment rolls.

 

 THE STATUS OF PENDING SPECIAL FRANCHISE LITIGATION
CompanySeneca Gorham
Years at Issue 2004, 2005
Municipalities at Issue See Detailed Listing
Status Settlement reached between the parties on January 17, 2006. No tax refunds required. Agreement on valuation procedures for 2006 and 2007 assessment rolls.

 

 THE STATUS OF PENDING SPECIAL FRANCHISE LITIGATION
CompanyCitizens Communications
Years at Issue 2004, 2005
Municipalities at Issue See Detailed Listing
Status Settlement reached between the parties on January 17, 2006. No tax refunds required. Agreement on valuation procedures for 2006 and 2007 assessment rolls.

 

 THE STATUS OF PENDING SPECIAL FRANCHISE LITIGATION
CompanySylvan Lake
Years at Issue 2004, 2005
Municipalities at Issue

Town of Beekman
Town of East Fishkill
Town of LaGrange
Town of Union Vale
Town of Wappinger

Status Settlement reached between the parties on January 17, 2006. No tax refunds required. Agreement on valuation procedures for 2006 and 2007 assessment rolls.

 

 THE STATUS OF PENDING SPECIAL FRANCHISE LITIGATION
CompanyBuckeye Pipeline
Years at Issue 2004, 2005
Municipalities at Issue New York City
Status Settlement reached between the parties. A stipulation and order of settlement and order was entered on November 11, 2006. No assessment reductions or tax refunds required. Agreement reached on valuation procedures for future roll years.

 

 THE STATUS OF PENDING SPECIAL FRANCHISE LITIGATION
CompanyBrooklyn Union Gas
Years at Issue 2004, 2005, 2006
Municipalities at Issue New York City
Status Appraisal exchange scheduled for January 30, 2008.

Cases of Interest:

The New York State Office of Real Property Tax Services make no representation as to the precedential value of any judicial cases reported herein.  We urge readers to consult with their attorneys before relying on any of the following cases.

Matter of Nextel of New York, Inc. v. Assessor Village of Spring Valley

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