Description: Challenge to easements for flood hazard risk reduction measures.
Carolan v. Township of Long Beach
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 11/05/2014 Complaint Download Complaint filed. A group of oceanfront property owners in the Township of Long Beach, New Jersey, filed a lawsuit against the Township and the State of New Jersey challenging the Township’s taking of permanent easements for the construction of flood hazard risk reduction measures. Such measures are to include expansion of a dune structure. The property owners contended that the Township illegally bypassed New Jersey’s Eminent Domain Act and instead purported to take the easements in favor of itself and the State pursuant to the State’s Disaster Control Act.