High Court to Hear Harvey Cedars Beach Domain Case
The New Jersey Supreme Court will hear a property rights case involving a Long Beach Island town.
Harvey Cedars Mayor Jonathan Oldham says he learned Tuesday that the state’s highest court will review an award of $375,000 to a couple who argued that a federal beach replenishment project diminished their waterfront views.
No hearing date has been set.
In March, a three-judge appeals panel upheld a lower court judgment to Harvey and Phyllis Karan. The couple had refused to sign an easement for the beach project, so Harvey Cedars used its power of eminent domain to obtain an easement for the work.
The town offered $300 as compensation, saying the couple would benefit from the replenishment project.
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