3 NJ Cases Weigh Anti-Discrimination Law And Land Use

By Nino Coviello and Justin Calta (December 10, 2019, 5:31 PM EST) -- From the Mount Laurel doctrine to the sale of residential homes, discrimination disputes over land development and real estate transactions have shaped New Jersey's long history of land use and real estate law.

In fact, the U.S. Supreme Court case of Village of Euclid v. Ambler Realty in 1928, which heralded the modern practice of land use and zoning, involved claims over whether a zoning ordinance violated the equal protection and due process clauses of the U.S. Constitution.

Real estate professionals and practitioners should be aware of how federal and state anti-discrimination laws can affect land use applications and real estate...

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