New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

On August 27, 2014, the Superior Court of New Jersey ruled in favor of Puritan Oil against a New Jersey property owner, finding that where the oil company had already taken steps to remedy contamination it caused on Plaintiff’s property, no further measure of damages was appropriate.  Favorito v. Puritan Oil Company, Superior Court

On March 21, 2013, the New Jersey Appellate Division upheld the validity of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) controversial “Waiver Rule.”  The Waiver Rule generally allows the DEP to waive regulatory requirements under certain conditions.  The Waiver Rule was proposed by the DEP in March 2011, and was finalized in March 2012

The NJDEP has updated its vapor intrusion screening levels for the first time since 2007.  The new screening levels, effective as of January 16, 2013, were developed using risk-based information developed by the USEPA.

Volatile organic contaminants in soil and groundwater can migrate upward through floor slabs and basements into the indoor air.  In recent

Liability based on property ownership under New Jersey’s Spill Compensation and Control Act (“Spill Act”) and its impact on condemnation cost recovery suits were the subject of an interesting decision last  month in New Jersey Schools Development Authority vs. Marcantuone (October 29, 2012 ). The New Jersey Appellate Division made two rulings in this eminent

A recent New Jersey Appellate Division case clarifies the process of valuing contaminated property in a condemnation action, and finds that where the cleanup has been completed, even if contamination remains at the property, the property owner is not required to escrow additional monies for any further cleanup.

In 2003, in the Suydam Investors case