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The Appellate Division Clarifies the Law of Nuisance, Trespass and Strict Liability in Connection with Environmental Claims and Denies the Expansion of a Breach of Good Faith and Fair Dealing to Third-Party Insurers

by Jacob S. Grouser
Hoagland, Longo, Moran, Dunst & Doukas - New Brunswick Office

April 16, 2014

Previously published on April 14, 2014

On March 18, 2014, the Appellate Division upheld the trial court’s decision in Ross v. State Farm Fire & Casualty, et al., which dismissed Plaintiff’s claims against homeowner defendants for trespass and nuisance and claims against the homeowner defendants’ insurers for bad faith that arose from a leaking underground storage tank. 2014 N.J. Super. LEXIS 568 (App. Div. 2014).


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