State Court Not Appropriate Forum To Challenge Consent Decree, N.J. Panel Says

State Court Not Appropriate Forum To Challenge Consent Decree, N.J. Panel Says

TRENTON, N.J. - Because a consent decree between insureds who were potentially liable for environmental contamination claims and their insurers was entered into in federal court, a lawsuit challenging the consent decree must be filed in New Jersey federal court, not state court, the New Jersey Superior Court Appellate Division, Law Division, said Nov. 29 (Marolda Farms Inc. et al. v. Maryland Casualty Insurance Co. et al.,  No. A-1299-11T2, N.J. Super., App. Div.; 2012 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 2609).

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