Timothy P. Duggan, Shareholder of Stark & Stark’s Condemnation group, was quoted in the June 16, 2009 NJ Biz article, Senators announce amendments to eminent domain legislation. The article discusses the recent amendments to State Senate majority leader Steve Sweeney (D-West Deptford) and State Senator Ronald Rice’s (D-Newark) previously proposed eminent domain legislation, which would allow redevelopment in the state while still providing protection and fair compensation to property owners if eminent domain is required.
Mr. Duggan states that you need a good compromise by making certain that redevelopment is allowed to go forward in some areas, such as inner cities, while curbing abuses in areas that are truly not blighted. Mr. Duggan also comments on effects the recent economy has had on several redevelopment plans in the area.
You can read the full article online here.