In re Declaratory Judgment Actions Filed by Various Municipalities, ___ N.J. ___ (2017).  In the Appellate Division decision in this case, reported at 446 N.J. Super. 259 (App. Div. 2016), and discussed here, the panel faced the question of whether a municipality’s affordable housing need for the period of 1999-2015 (a time when the Council on Afford

The Supreme Court has announced that it has granted review in EQR-LPC Urban Renewal North Pier, LLC v. City of Jersey City.  The question presented in that appeal, as phrased by the Supreme Court Clerk’s Office, is “Do the 2003 amendments to the Long Term Tax Exemption Law, N.J.S.A. 40A:20-1 to -22, apply to these tax abatement financial agreements entered into in 2000 and 2001?”

In a per curiam opinion, the Appellate Division (Judges Reisner and Hoffman) reversed a Law Division ruling in favor of plaintiffs.  The panel held that the agreements did not in

E&J Equities v. Franklin Tp. Bd. of Adj. , ___ N.J. ___ (2016).  Billboards are not everyone’s favorite thing.  Many view them as a blot on the landscape (and not humorous at all, unlike the 1980’s British comedy “Blott on the Landscape“).  Here, after plaintiff had applied to the defendant Board for a variance allowing it to install a digital billboard on its land along I-287, Franklin Town