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NJ Supreme Court Limits Eminent Domain

Real Estate NEW JERSEY

July 01, 2007

Kevin Moore is quoted in this article regarding the New Jersey Supreme Court's unanimous decision ruling that cities and towns have to prove a site is truly "blighted" before invoking eminent domain, and not simply "underutilized." Mr. Moore stated: "The Court's decision puts developers in a brave new world .... Developers would be well-advised to do enhanced diligence on procedural and substantive actions that a municipality took to declare an area 'in need of development' before they enter into an agreement .... The potentially most far-reaching and disturbing aspect is the Court's narrowing of the constitutional definition of blight."