NJ Court Says Town Officials Liable For Enforcement Lapses

Law360, New York (September 10, 2012, 5:18 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey appeals court on Monday reversed summary judgment for Point Pleasant Beach officials accused of unlawfully ignoring complaints over a motel's alleged breach of zoning and sand dune protection ordinances, explaining when local land-use officials can be sued for enforcement failings.

Viewing the evidence in the mandamus action in a light most favorable to the plaintiffs, the three-judge panel said John Mullen and Howard Levine, who own a single-family home next to the Driftwood Motel, had demonstrated a pattern of indifference by municipal officials...
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