NL Industries, Inc. v. State, ___ N.J. ___ (2017).  In 1976, the Legislature passed the New Jersey Spill Compensation and Control Act, N.J.S.A. 58:10-23.11 to -23.24 (“the Spill Act”).  The Spill Act became effective in 1977.

Years earlier, in the early 1970’s, Sea-Land Corporation built a seawall in Laurence Harbor, NJ that was designed to protect the area from erosion.  That seawall was built, in part, with slag, an industrial byproduct, which was allege

Givaudan Fragrances Corp. v. Aetna Cas. & Surety Co., ___ N.J. ___ (2017).  Today’s opinion by Justice LaVecchia, a 6-0 ruling (Justice Albin did not participate) aligned New Jersey with the majority of jurisdictions on an issue of insurance law.  As the first sentence of the opinion states, the issue was “whether this state adheres to the rule that an anti-assignment clause in an insurance policy may not bar the assignment of a post-loss clai

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