New Jersey Appellate Division affirms municipal court jurisdiction to enforce Spill Act penalties

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NATIONAL LAW REVIEW – On November 13, 2019, the Appellate Division held that the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (“DEP”) can bring a penalty enforcement action under the Spill Compensation and Control Act (the “Spill Act”), N.J.S.A. 58:10-23.11 et seq., in either the Superior Court or the municipal court with territorial jurisdiction. State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection v. Alsol Corporation, No. A-3546-17T1, — A.3d – (N.J. Super. App. Div. Div. Nov. 13, 2019) …

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