By Bill Wichert (March 10, 2022, 9:59 PM EST) – A New Jersey shopping center operator is slashed for environmental cleanup costs at the site after an appeal panel of the State said Thursday that a trial judge erred in holding the company had no right to claim the contamination did not occur after taking out a lease.
The three-judge panel found that Monmouth County Superior Court Judge Jamie S. Perri made this incorrect finding under the doctrine of judicial estoppel requiring Renaissance At Schanck Road LLC to reimburse its landlord, Port-Man-GB Associates LLC, for $180,230 in cleanup costs and to complete the remediation of the Freehold Township property….
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