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N.J. Court Rejects 'Manifest Abuse of the Eminent Domain Power'

, New York Law Journal


Daniel M. Lehmann, who practices eminent domain law and real property valuation, discusses a decision in New Jersey where the court did not automatically approve the governmental attempt to exercise eminent domain without legitimate consideration. The case highlights for the practitioner the difference between New York's and New Jersey's judicial treatment of a private property owner challenging the use of eminent domain. This case also alerts the practitioner to the possibility that New Jersey courts, unlike New York courts, are on a path toward providing the private property owner with greater constitutional protection.

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