New Jersey Courts Claim Precedence In Cleanup Suit

Law360, New York (January 30, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Citing New Jersey's natural interest in a hazardous-waste-contaminated property that lies within its own borders, the New Jersey Supreme Court on Tuesday exercised jurisdiction over an insurance coverage dispute, affirming an earlier appellate court ruling.

In a case stemming from an insurance coverage fight over a contaminated factory site, the Supreme Court of New Jersey ruled that a lawsuit filed in its jurisdiction should take precedence over a similar lawsuit filed in New York, even though the New York lawsuit was filed first, and therefore would...
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