NJ Court Clears Up Damages For Nixed Eminent Domain Cases

Law360, New York (October 16, 2012, 8:15 PM EDT) -- Clarifying the damages owed to property holders when eminent domain proceedings against them are dropped, a New Jersey appellate court recently refused extra compensation to Long Branch homeowners who argued that abandoned condemnation actions by the city amounted to a temporary taking of their properties.

In a decision issued Oct. 11 and approved for publication Tuesday, the court rejected the homeowners' contentions that the mere filing of condemnation complaints by Long Branch constituted a temporary taking under the state Eminent Domain Act, that a trial judge...
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