A New York Southern District Court Judge has granted another extension in the civil rights lawsuit against Village of Montgomery Mayor L. Stephen Brescia, a candidate in next month’s election for State Senate.
Judge Philip M. Halpern on October 13, signed an order requiring that all discovery be completed by November 30, with a telephonic conference scheduled for December 2.
Plaintiffs Jessica Gocke, Susan Cockburn and Deborah Corr filed the lawsuit in United States Southern District Court in White Plains in July of last year, alleging that Brescia violated their civil rights by not allowing them to speak at a June 4, 2019 Montgomery Village Board meeting concerning a proposed Medline warehouse in the Town of Montgomery. The village is named as a co-defendant in the lawsuit.
The most recent request for an extension was filed on October 6 by attorney Leo Dorfman, representing Brescia and the Village of Montgomery.