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Beach Replenishment Cases Need Judge’s Oversight, Attorney Says

Posted on January 5, 2016

By MaryAnn Spoto, NJ Advance Media for

With the potential for hundreds of legal skirmishes on the horizon over beach replenishment in New Jersey, an attorney representing oceanfront homeowners wants a Superior Court judge to get more closely involved in the case.

But the request to have Judge Marlene Lynch Ford manage New Jersey’s fight to get the access rights to the hundreds of beachfront properties needed for rebuilding beaches is too premature and should not be granted, attorneys for the state contend.

Because Ford most likely will have to address the same few issues in potentially 350 cases over beach replenishment access, she would be better off stepping into the management of the case sooner rather than later, John Buonocore Jr, attorney for some of the property owners, wrote in a letter to the judge last month.


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