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New Jersey Spill Compensation and Control Act

Expertise and Discretion: New Jersey's Approach to Natural Resource Damages

ELR Article

With a Department of Environmental Protection that predates the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, New Jersey has always been at the forefront of combating pollution, becoming only the third state to consolidate all environmental...

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection v. Navillus Group

ELR Case

A New Jersey appellate court, in an unpublished opinion, reversed and remanded portions of a lower court summary judgment against a corporation, its principal, and a general partnership for costs related to remediation of the site of a...

Morristown Assocs. v. Grant Oil Co.

ELR Case

In an unpublished opinion, a New Jersey appellate court held that the New Jersey Spill Compensation and Control Act (Spill Act) does not contain a "triggering notice" in order for liability to attach. Rather, a party seeking...

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection v. Dimant

ELR Case

The Supreme Court of New Jersey affirmed a lower court decision dismissing the state environmental agency's contribution action against a dry cleaner under the New Jersey Spill Compensation and Control Act to recover costs incurred in...

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection v. Occidental Chemical Corp.

ELR Case

A New Jersey appellate court held that two defendants in a state environmental cleanup suit may seek contribution from numerous third parties under the New Jersey Spill Compensation and Control Act. The state's environmental agency...