NJ Town Skirting Affordable Housing Duties, Builder Claims

Law360, New York (February 06, 2013, 8:32 PM ET) -- A developer looking to build an 800-unit residential housing development in Morris Plains, N.J., has sued the borough in state court for allegedly failing to meet its obligations under state law to provide affordable housing.

M&M at Morris Plains LLC filed a suit Jan. 29 in Morris County Superior Court seeking court approval for a so-called builder's remedy on a nearly 63-acre property it owns in Morris Plains, claiming the borough has purportedly run afoul of the state's Mount Laurel Doctrine, the Fair Housing Act and...
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