Long Branch Homeowners Win Eminent Domain Fight, NJ Biz, September 21, 2009. By Shankar P.
A group of 13 residential property owners, in Long Branch, won a six-year court battle to keep their homes from being condemned by the city administration, reaching a settlement with the city early last week….The settlement “is evident of a trend going on in New Jersey, where municipalities have to prove blight by substantial credible evidence,” said William J. Ward, a principal at Carlin, Ward, Ash & Heiart LLC, who represented the property owners, along with two other firms.
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