NJ High Court Tackles Redevelopment Recusal Question

Law360, New York (January 27, 2014, 7:20 PM EST) -- The New Jersey Supreme Court will wade into a dispute over plans for an assisted living facility in Montclair, N.J., and provide new guidance on when municipal officials should recuse themselves from redevelopment measures, according to a decision posted Monday.

Granting certification in Grabowsky v. Township of Montclair, the high court will consider whether Montclair's former mayor and a former member of the township council should have been disqualified from voting on a ordinance that paved the way for the project on a parking lot site when those officials are members of a church located next door.

The certification decision keeps...

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