Reversed Compensation Ruling May Advance NJ Dune Project

Law360, New York (July 8, 2013, 9:32 PM EDT) -- The New Jersey Supreme Court on Monday reversed a jury award given to a couple who said their property value dropped after a sand dune was built behind their beachfront home, a decision that could facilitate the construction of a protective dune system along the coast.

The New Jersey high court ruled unanimously in favor of the Borough of Harvey Cedars, N.J., which appealed a jury’s $375,000 award to Harvey and Phyllis Karan, Harvey Cedars residents who said they deserved compensation after the borough built a...
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