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http://nycourts.law.com/CourtDocumentViewer.asp?view=Document&docID=46985 Judge Garaufis PLAINTIFF, A photographer with experience in construction and real estate investment, brought an action for trespass, nuisance and interference with riparian rights, claiming that vessels and objects placed in the waterway interfered with his Staten Island property. The court entered judgment for defendants, finding that all evidence submitted by plaintiff post-trial is inadmissible. The court added that plaintiff’s trespass claim fails because he failed to show interference with his right of possession of the land. The court also denied plaintiff’s claim of interference with riparian rights, determining that he presented no evidence indicating interference with his navigational rights, or the extent of any alleged interference. The court found nothing in the record to show that plaintiff was unable to freely exercise his rights of egress and ingress and added that plaintiff’s nuisance claim cannot be maintained because plaintiff’s interest in and enjoyment of this right was not disturbed by the presence of the barges.

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