The Deadline for filing tax appeals applies to a Challenge to a Partial Reassessment. Condo Association cannot file a tax appeal on behalf of its member owners.

In Bear’s Nest Condominium Association v. Bergen County Board of Taxation, the Tax Court ruled that an appeal to contest the partial reassessment of properties in a municipality must comply with the statute of limitations for filing any tax…


Tax appeal may proceed even though Owner has delinquent taxes on another property.

In John Trebour Trustees v. Randolph Township, the Tax Court denied a municipality’s motion to dismiss a tax appeal because the taxpayer owed taxes on a property that was no longer the subject matter of the tax appeal. This…


NJ Appellate Division rules on Farm Bureau’s challenges to re-adopted regulations to Water Supply Management Act.

On October 21, 2009, the New Jersey Appellate Division rule on the NJDEP’s re-adoption of rules under the Water Supply Management Act in the case of In re Agricultural, Acquacultural, and Horticultural Water Usage Certification Rules, N.J.A.C. 7:20A-1.1. Et. Seq.

CATEGORIES: Environmental Law

EPA evaluating revised Preliminary Remediation Goals (PRGs) for Dioxin

In May of 2009 the EPA Administrator, Lisa P. Jackson, determined that the agency should reassess the risks presented from human exposure to dioxin. This assessment is planned to be completed by the end of 2010. The Office of Solid…


NJ Supreme Court Rejects Award of Counsel Fees to Employer in CEPA Case

On October 15, 2009, the New Jersey Supreme Court broke new ground in Best v. C&M Door Controls, Inc. holding that a Defendant, employer is never entitled to an award of counsel fees pursuant to the “offer of judgment rules”…


Claims Investigator’s Report Not Protected by Work-Product Doctrine

On October 7, 2009, in the case of American Home Assurance Company v. United States Magistrate Judge Falk ,in the District Court of New Jersey, ruled that a report of an accident prepared by an investigator was not protected by…

CATEGORIES: Insurance Law

District Court Affirms Duty To Train Employees Is Not the Responsibility of the Products Manufacturer

In Kolokowski v. Crown Equipment, U.S. District Court in New Jersey recently confirmed that the duty to train employees rests with the employer, not the manufacturer. The case involved a claim for injuries sustained by plaintiff while operating a walkie…


Appellate Court Affirms Denial of Fire Loss Coverage Due to Vacancy Exclusion

The New Jersey Appellate Division, in Crum & Forster v. Mecca & Sons Trucking, (unreported), affirmed the denial of coverage for a fire loss based, primarily, upon the vacancy exclusion contained in the policy. The Court reviewed the evidence as …



CATEGORIES: Insurance Law

Insurance Policy Equitably Reformed – Coverage Denial Not Bad Faith

In a recent unreported decision, Rodriguez v. New Jersey Underwriting Ass’n, the New Jersey Appellate Division affirmed a decision reforming a homeowner’s insurance policy on equitable grounds. In the case, Diomedes Gonzales deeded his home to his former non-marital partner,…

CATEGORIES: Insurance Law

Challenge by Farmers to Highlands Act Rejected by Appellate Division

On September 3, 2009, in County of Warren v. State of New Jersey , the Appellate Division upheld the validity of the master plan adopted by the Highlands Water Protection and Planning Council against an argument by farmers that the…

CATEGORIES: Environmental Law


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