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Nassau County Judge Dismisses Property Tax Lawsuit Claiming New Assessments Violate Constitutional Rights

MASSAPEQUA, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) -- A judge has dismissed a homeowner's lawsuit that alleged Nassau County's new tax assessments violate his constitutional rights.

Sean McCarthy, of Massapequa, will have to pay $11,000 more in property taxes than his neighbors on his newly built home.

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The county's five-year phase-in for new tax assessments does not apply to new constructions.

The judge ruled the different tax burdens are not unconstitutional.

McCarthy says he will appeal.

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