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Elazar v. Macrietta Cleaners, Inc.

A New Jersey appellate court affirmed a lower court decision that dismissed as untimely shop owners' lawsuit against a town for injuries they allegedly suffered due to chemical vapors emanating from leaking USTs. Although the USTs...

New W. Urban Renewal Co. v. Viacom, Inc.

The court holds that New Jersey's discovery rule does not toll a property owner's environmental contamination claims against the seller and, therefore, the claims are barred by the six-year statute of limitations. The owner purchased...

Bednar v. Bassett Furniture Mfg. Co.

The court holds that plaintiffs in a toxic tort case produced sufficient evidence to show that a piece of furniture emitted levels of gaseous formaldehyde known to cause the type of injuries suffered by the plaintiffs' child. The court...

Strawn v. Incollingo

The court holds that the developer-seller of residential housing and its broker had a duty to disclose to potential buyers the existence of a nearby closed landfill, which was unknown to the buyers, was known or should have been known...