NJ High Court Nixes $5M Award In Borough's Zoning Battle

Law360, New York (October 21, 2013, 3:37 PM EDT) -- The New Jersey Supreme Court on Monday reversed a jury’s $5.25 million condemnation award against the Borough of Saddle River for taking a 2.13-acre parcel by eminent domain, saying the jury shouldn’t have been allowed to consider speculative evidence on zoning changes.

In a 3-2 decision, New Jersey’s high court ruled that the trial judge erroneously allowed the jury, which was considering the just compensation for the 2.13-acre parcel, to hear speculative evidence about whether a bulk variance would have been granted for the construction of...
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