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Work Suspended At Proposed NY Casino Site After Court Ruling


Construction at the site of a proposed $425 million casino in the Finger Lakes has been suspended after an appeals court voided its local approval plan.

Lago Resort & Casino developer Thomas Wilmot on Monday described the court decision as a "detour" and said he is confident the casino will still get a license in the fall.

The Appellate Division of state Supreme Court on Friday vacated the site plan approval based on a violation of state environmental law by the town board of Tyre, where Lago is located.

Wilmot says construction will be suspended as officials in Tyre determine how to fix the issue. The town's next move was unclear Monday.

Wilmot described the legal issue as technical. Casino opponents claim the ruling could present major problems for Lago.

Copyright 2015 The Associated Press

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