The Metropolitan Transportation Authority broke state law when it agreed to new sale terms for the Vanderbilt rail yards in Brooklyn, plaintiffs allege in a suit filed yesterday in New York State Supreme Court.

Four state lawmakers, a transit advocacy group, and a group opposed to the Atlantic Yards development allege that revised terms of the sale of the development rights to developer Forest City Ratner Cos. required a new appraisal and that the MTA consider competing offers.

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