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NJDOT Dodges Historical Society’s Home Demolition Suit

Law360 (June 13, 2019, 3:49 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey federal judge has ruled that the state did not waive Eleventh Amendment sovereign immunity to two state law tort claims in a suit over the demolition of a Revolutionary War-era property for a highway construction project.

U.S. District Judge Renee Marie Bumb’s ruling Wednesday tossed state law tort claims of fraudulent concealment of evidence and negligent spoliation of evidence against the New Jersey Department of Transportation, NJDOT Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti and department employee David C. Mudge. Additionally, it freed the trio from the Camden County Historical Society’s suit over the demolition.

The historical society first sued the state...

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July 19, 2017

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