KLEECK v. State

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18 N.Y.2d 897 (1966)

Ralph Van Kleeck et al., Appellants-Respondents, v. State of New York, Respondent-Appellant. (Claim No. 39285.)

Court of Appeals of the State of New York.

Argued October 18, 1966.

Decided November 29, 1966.

Guido J. Napoletano and William J. Ryan for appellants-respondents.

Louis J. Lefkowitz, Attorney-General (Julius L. Sackman and Ruth Kessler Toch of counsel), for respondent-appellant.

Chief Judge DESMOND and Judges FULD, VAN VOORHIS, BURKE, SCILEPPI, BERGAN and KEATING concur.

*899MEMORANDUM.

The order appealed from should be modified (see Cornell v. T. V. Development Corp., 17 N Y 2d 69, 73). Since the property was valued on a commercial basis, no value should have been assigned to the buildings on the property, which were inconsistent with that use (Matter of Erlanger, 237 N.Y. 159, 164; Spano v. State of New York, 22 A D 2d 757). Accordingly, the order of the Appellate Division is modified to the extent of striking therefrom so much as awards $15,000 for the buildings and, as modified, the order is affirmed, with costs.

Order modified in accordance with the memorandum herein and, as so modified, affirmed, with costs.