New Jersey Supreme Court Holds That Just Compensation Damages Must Include Offset for Value of Benefits Conferred

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The Supreme Court of New Jersey recently issued a takings decision on how just compensation should be determined in a partial takings case. Borough of Harvey Cedars v. Karan arose out of New Jersey’s hurricane beach protection program. As part of that program, the state condemned part of Harvey and Phyllis Karan’s beachfront property and built a 22-foot high sand dune on the land, depriving them of their ocean view and access.

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