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New Jersey Spill Compensation and Control Act

New Jersey Dep't of Envtl. Protection v. Exxon Mobil Corp.

The court, in a matter of first impression, held that an entity may be strictly liable under the New Jersey Spill Compensation and Control Act (Spill Act) for damages for the "loss of use" of natural resources adversely affected by its...

W.R. Grace & Co. v. Weja, Inc.

The court reversed and remanded a lower court decision dismissing a property owner's claims against the former tenants and operators of a gas station in New Jersey and two oil companies that supplied gasoline to the site. There were...

New Jersey Turnpike Auth. v. PPG Indus., Inc.

The court dismisses a turnpike authority's contribution claims against three chromium ore processors under the Comprehensive Environmental Recovery, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) and the New Jersey Spill Act for the...

Lacey Mun. Utils. Auth. v. New Jersey Dep't of Envtl. Protection

The court holds that a municipal water utility, which incurred costs through extension of its waterlines into areas with contaminated private wells, may measure the New Jersey Spill Compensation and Control Act's one-year statute of...

White Consol. Indus., Inc. v. Westinghouse Elec. Corp.

The court holds that the buyer of a facility contaminated with trichloroethylene (TCE) assumed responsibility for environmental liabilities in its purchase agreement with the seller. The court first holds that the seller's failure to...