Ayers v. Township of Jackson, 106 N.J. 557 (1987)

Arnold Lakind representing Resident Plaintiffs

Residents of Jackson Township, represented by our firm, filed a negligence, nuisance and civil rights action against the Township of Jackson growing out of the contamination of local water wells by a municipal landfill. Plaintiffs prevailed, recovering a $15.6 million verdict for emotional distress, property damage, decrease in the quality of their lives, and medical surveillance. The Supreme Court of New Jersey affirmed the bulk of the verdict and upheld, for the first time in New Jersey, the right to medical surveillance damages.