A State Supreme Court hearing scheduled for December 28 on a motion filed by Southampton Town against a national car auction company that is storing storm-damaged vehicles in Speonk was adjourned, Southampton Town Attorney Tiffany Scarlato said last week. Attorneys are due back in court tomorrow, Friday, January 4.
The town is seeking a preliminary injunction that could force the company, Copart, Inc., to remove the roughly 4,000 vehicles that are at the site off Old Country Road. The cars were flood damaged in November during Hurricane Sandy.
Ms. Scarlato said the town objected to the defendants’ request for the adjournment, and in response, the court set a briefing schedule. She said all motions in the case must be filed by January 30, after which it could be an additional one to two months before Supreme Court Judge Denise Molia issues a decision on the preliminary injunction.
Brian Doyle, an attorney from the Bridgehampton firm Farrell Fritz who is representing Copart, did not return a call or an email seeking comment.