New York Appeals Court: Water Rights-For-Power Agreement Isn’t Forever
(April 4, 2016, 1:27 PM EDT) -- ALBANY, N.Y. — The provision of free electricity in 1899 in exchange water rights to operate a hydroelectric plant does not continue forever, a New York state appeals court ruled March 31 (Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation, et al. v. Allied Healthcare Products, Inc., et al., No. 521430, N.Y. Sup., App. Div., 3rd Dept.; 2016 N.Y. App. Div. LEXIS 2403).
(Opinion available. Document #95-160414-014Z.)
Anna and Charles Frisbee owned a textile mill adjacent to the Stuyvesant Falls on the Kinderhook Creek. In 1899, they deeded the bulk...