Kelo Endgame: Dery, Brelesky settle with New London seizers


Two of the six remaining plaintiffs in the epic eminent domain battle Kelo v. New London have settled with the city's development authority. The Dery family, which has lived in the Fort Trumbull neighborhood for five generations, and Thelma Brelesky, whose son has lived there for thirty years, accepted an undisclosed sum in exchange for giving up their homes. The city had set May 31 as the final day for settlement with the plaintiffs. Lead plaintiff Susette Kelo says she's still fighting to keep her home.

Reason's previous Kelo coverage here, here, here, here, and here.

Thanks: Fred Nolan