NJ Beachfront Homeowners Drop Suit Over Storm Project

By Bill Wichert (April 14, 2017, 7:09 PM EDT) -- A group of Margate, New Jersey, homeowners Thursday dropped their New Jersey federal court lawsuit over a dune and berm system to be built along the city's beach as part of a joint state-federal storm risk reduction project, slightly more than two months after a judge nixed their bid to halt the work.

In a three-page notice, the plaintiffs said they dismissed the action without prejudice, ending their legal battle over plans they asserted would cause a public nuisance and irreparable harm — claims rejected in February by U.S. District Judge Renée Marie Bumb when she denied their application for a...

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