New Jersey Law

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School Law: Five Suggestions for Five Years: How to Improve the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights

The New Jersey Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act, (“ABR”) celebrates its fifth birthday this year. This is an ideal time to reflect upon how the law works for school districts, and how the ABR can be improved.

The ABR is…

Is It Time to Change OPRA? The New Jersey Legislature is Discussing the Options

Senate bill S 107 is a forty-five page document that proposes significant changes to the Open Public Records Act (“OPRA”). N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1 et seq. Among other things, it broadens the definition of government records, expands the quasi-governmental agencies subject to…

Proposed Legislation Seeks to Fine Tune Legal Requirements for Clean Up of Contaminated Properties

The legislature is currently working to fine tune the Site Remediation Reform Act (SRRA) which addresses remediation of contaminated properties. The SRRA which was implemented in 2009 essentially privatized the process of remediating contaminated sites within New Jersey. Prior to…

NJ Appellate Court Confirms the Power of the LRHL -Redeveloper Designation Required for Site Plan Review

In Applied Monroe Lender, LLC v. City of Hoboken Planning Board and City of Hoboken, Docket No. A-3048-15T3 (App. Div. 2019), an unreported decision of the Appellate Division, land use practitioners are reminded of the power of the Local…

Named Insured vs. Named Insured Exclusion Held Inapplicable In Survivorship Action Against A Named Insured

On January 22, 2019, the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey issued an opinion addressing whether the “Named Insured versus Named Insured” exclusion contained in a commercial umbrella liability policy bars coverage when a deceased employee’s…

NJ Appellate Court Confirms That Self-Created Hardships Cannot Support a Hardship Variance from Zoning Standards

In Yu v. Toms River Planning Bd., a recent unreported decision of the Appellate Division, the plaintiff appealed from a Law Division judgment affirming the Toms River Planning Board’s approval of an application for a minor subdivision with bulk…

Bulk Sales Exemptions for Real Estate Become More Clear Under New Law

On January 15, 2018, former Governor Chris Christie signed a new law that clarifies the ownership categories for certain homes and seasonal rental properties that are exempt from the bulk sale notification requirements under New Jersey’s Bulk Sales Act (the…

Tax Court Agrees That Leases Were Comparable and Did Not Require Adjustment.

Judge Bianco in a January 23rd unpublished opinion on a retail strip center in East Hanover reduced the assessments on the property even though the taxpayer’s appraiser did not make any adjustments to the lease comparables in his appraisal.

In…

Case Watch: NJ Appellate Division Remands Case for Further Consideration of the “Your Work” Exclusion in CGL Policies.

In a recent unpublished decision of the New Jersey Appellate Division, 313 Jefferson Trust, LLC v. Mercer Insurance Company, et al., the court considered the “your work” exclusions contained in a comprehensive general liability insurance (CGL) policy issued to a…

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy Signs Executive Order Expanding Access to Medical Marijuana

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed an executive order directing the New Jersey Department of Health and the Board of Medical Examiners to review the state’s existing medical marijuana program to determine ways in which to expand access to marijuana…



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