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Howard Davis recognized by Super Lawyer

December 23, 2016

The Firm is pleased to announce that founder Howard P. Davis has been listed as a 2017 Super Lawyer.

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The Davis Group Wins Appeal in Bradley v. Kovelesky

August 16, 2016

The Law Office of Howard Davis, P.C., recently received a favorable decision for its client from the Appellate Division which strengthens the rights of owners of contaminated property to pursue contribution under the Spill Compensation and Control Act (“Spill Act”), N.J.S.A. 58:10-23.11 et seq., the Brownfield and Contaminated Site Remediation Act (“BCSRA”), N.J.S.A. 58:10B-1 et seq., the Environmental Rights Act (“ERA”), N.J.S.A. 2A:35A-1 et seq., and common law nuisance.

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Morristown Associates v. Grant Oil Co.

January 28, 2015

Supreme Court's unanimous decision ruled Spill Compensation and Control Act does not have a statute of limitations governing contribution actions.

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Court rules six-year statute of limitations applies to Spill Act Contribution claims

October 30, 2013

Strong Implications for Potential Spill Act Contribution Claimants

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New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection v. Robert and Michelle Huber

April 4, 2013

Constitutional Limitations on Environmental Inspections of Residential Property: New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection v. Robert and Michelle Huber, Docket No. 065540 (A-116-10)

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New Jersey Environmental Rights Act

January 24, 2013

New Jersey Environmental Rights Act: Non-Profit Corporation Attempting to Assess Penalties for Failure to Comply with Reporting Obligations for Public Notice, Initial Receptor Evaluation, and LSRP Notification

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NJ Supreme Court Rules on Causation Nexus Standard in NJDEP v. Dimant

October 3, 2012

“Reasonable connection” required between discharge, contamination, and alleged discharger

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Regulatory Remediation Timeframes Update

August 6, 2012

Regulatory Update – New Mandatory and Regulatory Remediation Timeframes Established

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DEP Issuing Remedial Priority Score Letters

July 11, 2012

Have you recently received a letter from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection ("DEP") advising that DEP has conducted a test run of its Remedial Priority System Scoring ("RPS") model and that it has preliminarily ranked your site?

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Responsible Parties Conducting Remediation Must Have an LSRP by May 7, 2012

March 23, 2012

After May 7, 2012, all responsible parties remediating a site in New Jersey will be required to retain an Licensed Site Remediation Professional (LSRP) to oversee and direct remedial work.

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Mandatory Obligation to Remediate Now Exists under Site Remediation Reform Act (SRRA)

March 23, 2012

Persons responsible to remediate property now face mandatory obligations in a wide variety of scenarios that could be enforced by the NJDEP or sanctioned for lack of compliance.

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LSRP Program Examination Date: May 14, 2012

March 23, 2012

NJDEP announces first Licensed Site Remediation Professional (LSRP) exam date.

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Chris Christie Waiver Rule Challenged by 27 Organizations

March 23, 2012

Waiver Rule Challenged in Court

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New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Adopts Waiver Rule

March 7, 2012

DEP’s Waiver Rule was signed March 7, 2012 and will become effective on August 1, 2012. The Waiver Rule allows parties to request a waiver from strict compliance with any of the Department’s rules.

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United States Supreme Court Justices issue statement in Environmental Warrantless Search Case

March 21, 2011

Howard Davis, P.C. appealed a residential wetlands case to the United States Supreme Court. After the case received judicial notice at that level, the Supreme Court of New Jersey agreed to review it.

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