Jennifer Borek and Lawrence Bluestone Secure Dismissal of Condemnation Action

January 24, 2018  |  By: Jennifer Borek, Esq., Lawrence Bluestone, Esq.

Firm attorneys Jennifer Borek and Lawrence Bluestone secured the dismissal of a condemnation action filed by the Jersey City Redevelopment Agency (JCRA) against firm client 297 Communipaw Avenue LLC (Communipaw).   After an evidentiary hearing, the Court concluded that the JCRA acted in “bad faith” and without any rational basis in initiating the condemnation against only one lot of a larger assembled property owned by Communipaw.  The Court found the JCRA’s justification for its actions—the need to relocate tenants on that lot—to be unpersuasive because the JCRA had taken no “significant action to relocate or even contact the residents.”  For the Court’s written decision, please click here.

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