Suits & Deals

$18.6M Condemnation Award
Jersey City Redevelopment Authority v. Kerrigan:
A Hudson County jury awarded $18.6 million on Sept. 22 to the owner of 3.4 waterfront acres taken by the Jersey City Redevelopment Authority for a high-rise project. In 2004, the authority offered $1.25 million, based on the property's use as an industrial site and raised the offer to $3.8 million in 2008 after Superior Court Judge Mark Baber ruled that the property could be zoned for high-rise residential use, according to William Ward of Carlin & Ward in Florham Park, the lawyer for owners Ronald, Lynn and Katherine Kerrigan. - by Henry Gottlieb, New Jersey Law Journal (October 8, 2008)
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$1M Condemnation Verdict
State v. DeAntonio: A Hudson County jury awarded $1 million on June 24 to the owner of a Jersey City auto repair and towing service whose property the state took for expansion of Routes 1-9. Arthur Warden III and Scott Heiart of Carlin & Ward in Florham Park presented evidence on behalf of owner Michael DeAntonio that a $1.28 million valuation was warranted because of the business's contracts with the city and the property's location in an area where real estate values are rising. - by Henry Gottleib, New Jersey Law Journal (July 28, 2008) Download the article.

$1.97M Condemnation Settlement
Housing Authority of the City of Newark v. Aguayo Real Estate Company LLC: The owner of a Newark factory accepted $1.97 million on Aug. 10 to settle a condemnation suit by Newark's Housing Authority. The authority had offered $1.544 million for the Liberty Street building, land and machinery, while the owner's' experts put the value at $2.6 million, according to the property owner's attorney, William Ward of Carlin & Ward in Florham Park. - by Henry Gottlieb, New Jersey Law Journal (August 20, 2007) Download the article.

$2.05M Condemnation Settlement
Housing Authority of New Brunswick v. Suydam Investors: New Brunswick's housing authority will pay $2.05 million to the owner of homes and commercial properties for conversion to low- and moderate-cost housing. - by Henry Gottlieb, New Jersey Law Journal (January 17, 2005) Download the article.

Condemnation Settlement of $5.15M Paves Way for New School in Newark
New Jersey School Construction Co. v. Ruggiero Seafood Co.: The New Jersey School Construction Co., a state fund that finances school development in urban districts under Abbott v. Burke, will pay $5.15 million for a Newark seafood plant and build an elementary school. - by Henry Gottlieb, New Jersey Law Journal (December 27, 2004) Download the article.

$500,000 Condemnation Verdict
City of Long Branch v. Dorothy and Fred Strahlendorf: A Monmouth County jury awarded $500,000 to the owners of a blighted Long Branch oceanfront tract slated for redevelopment. - by Nathan Tobey, New Jersey Law Journal (July 28, 2003) Download the article.

$2.2M Condemnation Settlement
N.J. Department of Transportation v. Rahway Lumber, Co.: New Jersey will pay $2.2 million for the Rahway property of the Rahway Lumber Co., which is needed for a road-widening project...by Henry Gottlieb, New Jersey Law Journal (June 9, 2003) Download the article.

$2M Condemnation Verdict
City of Linden v. Benedict Motel Corp.: A Union County jury awarded $2 million Nov. 21 to a motel seeking compensation from the city of Linden for taking land for a road-widening project...by Henry Gottlieb, New Jersey Law Journal (December 23, 2002) Download the article.

$1.07M for Leak Damage
Bayway Refining Co. v. Optimus Co.: A Union County jury ordered a plant inspector to pay $1.07 million to the Bayway Refinery in Linden to compensate for a steam leak that caused a 10-day shut down of the plant... by Charles Toutant, New Jersey Law Journal (September 30, 2002) Download the article.

$1.1M for Condemnation
Commissioner of Transportation v. St. Demetrios Co.: A company whose land was condemned by the state to make way for a Route 46 ramp has agreed to settle for $1.1 million, $500,000 more than was initially offered... by Jim Edwards, New Jersey Law Journal (May 6, 2002) Download the article.