Cumberland Farms, Inc. v. New Jersey Dep’t of Environmental Protection, ___ N.J. Super. ___ (App. Div. 2016).  Plaintiff (“CFI”) operates convenience stores and gas stations in many locations in New Jersey.  Hazardous substances are discharged at some of those locations.  Defendant (“DEP”) offers a settlement process under which parties responsible for potential damage to natural resources as a result of hazard

In In re Declaratory Judgment Actions Filed by Various Municipalities, 446 N.J. Super. 259 (App. Div. 2016), discussed here (under the heading “Another Mount Laurel Case for the Supreme Court?”), the Appellate Division issued an important affordable housing decision.  That ruling stated that, in calculating their fair shares of such housing, municipalities were not required to include a separate component for their affordable housing need for the “gap period” of 1999-2

The Supreme Court announced that it has granted review in three civil cases (not to mention several more criminal cases, which will not in fact be mentioned here).  The first grant is from a published opinion of the Appellate Division, In re County of Atlantic, 445 N.J. Super. 1 (App. Div. 2016).  That ruling, which involved two consolidated cases, was discussed here.  The question presented to the Supreme Court there, as phrased by the Supreme Court Clerk’s Office, i