Arnold Lakind representing Eagle Group of Princeton
A developer, who sought to build a convenience store on a corner of two busy roads in a residential zone, applied for a use variance. The Hamilton Township Board of Adjustment denied the application, and its decision was affirmed by the New Jersey Superior Court, Law Division. Plaintiff, represented by our firm, then appealed to the Superior Court, Appellate Division. The court reversed the Board’s determination, concluding that insofar as the residential zoning may have deprived the owner of all reasonable use of the property, he might be entitled to a use variance. The matter was remanded for future consideration.
Arnold Lakind Representing the Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Protection
A Loveladies Property Owners Association brought an action, seeking a declaration that lands owned by a developer, Max Raab, were wetlands as well as an injunction to restrain the developer from filling the land. In addition, the Association sought an order to compel the Department of Environmental Protection to require the owner to cease filling the wetland and to restore it to its original condition. As a Deputy Attorney General, Arnold Lakind represented the Department of Environmental Protection. The Appellate Division affirmed dismissal of the Association’s lawsuit and held that the Department could not be compelled to take action against Mr. Raab.