Harvey Cedars v. Karan: Condemnation at the Shore and the Evolution of the Common Law

If you were a municipality that had to take action and condemn private property for the public good to avert disaster, before you got to court you would be particularly pleased to be able to say, "See, I told you so," pointing to an avoided calamity. When one New Jersey beachfront community...

Fourth Circuit Rejects Manipulation of Judicial Process As Ocean Manhandles Homes

Can a community condemn shorefront cottages where the beach has eroded at 8 feet per year and the cottages interfere with emergency responders traveling along the beach? Based on the Fourth Circuit's decision at the end of July in Sansotta v Town of Nags Head , [ enhanced version available to lexis...