Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP: Redevelopment Law Unconstitutional Because of Impairment of Contract?

By Geoffrey Willis Largely lost in the noise and furor surrounding the decision by the California Supreme Court upholding AB 1X 26 ( California Redevelopment Association v. Matosantos (2011) 53 Cal.4th 231[ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ], which terminated the functions of local...

Landowners Seeking Bona Fide Prospective Purchasers (BFPP) Protection From Superfund Liability Must Meet All Criteria

In a closely watched Superfund case decided April 4, 2013, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals interpreted the scope of landowner liability protections Congress put in place in 2002 to "promote the cleanup and reuse of brownfields," that is, previously contaminated properties. Under those provisions...

Redevelopment Revamped: Amendments to the Local Redevelopment and Housing Law Become Law

On September 9, 2013, Governor Christie signed legislation intended to codify controlling New Jersey case law and make redevelopment a more politically viable tool to spur economic development. Prior to the enactment of the Assembly Bill 3615 , all area in need of redevelopment designations pursuant...