As part of an Atlantic County Bar Association-sponsored tour of the Atlantic County Civil Courts Building in Atlantic City, NPD attorney Ray Went volunteered his time today to teach high school students about conducting civil jury trials.
The Fall/Winter 2016 NPD Newsletter is Here!
Following a thorough briefing of the issues, the NJ School Ethics Commission recently ruled once again in favor of NPD Partner Eric Goldstein. For more information and a full copy of the School Ethics Commission's decision please see the PDF file linked to this article.
In a published opinion from the Appellate Division released on July 27, 2016, NPD Partner Steve Nehmad obtained a victory for Wawa that set a new, binding precedent in the land use law field.
Bill A-3617 extending the expiration date of the New Jersey Permit Extension Act for 1 additional year in counties impacted by Superstorm Sandy, including Atlantic and Cape May, has passed both houses of the State Legislature and awaits signature from Governor Christie.
A bill very recently introduced in the New Jersey Senate (S2087) would extend the tolling provisions of the Permit Extension Act for certain development permits and approvals for 2 additional years, or until December 31, 2017.
In a recent reported decision from the State of New Jersey Department of Education [Docket No.: C28-15], NPD partner Eric Goldstein has obtained an important dismissal of numerous claims of ethics violations that were filed by a member of the public against the president of the Hamilton Township Board of Education.
A recent unreported Appellate Court decision, State of New Jersey v. Mill Village Apartments, may limit the previously published appellate decision of Timber Glen Phase III, LLC et al. v. Township of Hamilton. By way of background, in the reported case of Timber Glen, an Appellate Division panel considered the scope of municipal authority granted by N.J.S.A. 40:52-1 (the Licensing Act). Pursuant to the Licensing Act, the Court concluded that municipalities' licensing authority is limited to commercial and residential rentals with leases of less than 175 days. As a result, the Court agreed with apartment building owners and held that Hamilton Township's licensing ordinance requiring licenses for rental units leased for a term of longer than 175 days is "invalid as ultra vires and unenforceable."