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Christopher John Stracco, Katharine A. Coffey and Jennifer Gorga Capone wrote an article, "Appellate Division Clarifies Standard for Property Nuisance Claims," for The New Jersey Law Journal. This article addresses the significance of the Appellate Division in Scannavino v. Walsh, Docket No. A-0033-14T1 App. Div., April 14, 2016. The case involved a claim by an adjoining property owner that the "careless, negligent and grossly negligent maintenance" of his neighbor's trees caused damage to a retaining wall on his property. The Law Division held that because the defendants did not plant or preserve the trees, they constituted a "naturally occurring condition" for which the defendants were not liable. The precedential decision, clarified that the Restatement (Second) of Torts—(as opposed to the Restatement (Third) of Torts—governs property nuisance claims in New Jersey.
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New Jersey real estate partner Craig Gianetti will participate in a robust webinar hosted by the New Jersey Builders Association, exploring the multitude of issues that builders and business owners face due to the COVID-19 health emergency.
On January 28, Day Pitney hosted the New England Women in Energy and the Environment (NEWIEE) Boston Chapter's Off-Shore Wind Networking Event at the firm's Boston office.
Luke Pontier and Nicole Magdziak co-authored an article, "A Cautionary Tale of Orphan Signature Pages," published in the Fall 2019 issue of Dimensions, a newsletter of the New Jersey Builders Association.
On January 17, Craig Gianetti and Justin Hannan will be speaking on a panel, "Low Income Housing Tax Credits and Opportunity Zones: Synergies and Conflicts," at the 2020 Economic Leadership Forum, produced by the New Jersey Bankers Association.
On July 15, the New Jersey Supreme Court issued its much awaited decision in Christian Mission John 3:16 v. Passaic City. The court granted certification on an appeal from the Appellate Division, which affirmed a decision of the Tax Court rejecting a property tax exemption for a church in the City of Passaic.
Craig Gianetti, a partner in Day Pitney's Real Estate & Land Use group, has been elected to serve as Chair of the Land Use Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA).
Craig Gianetti is featured in a Market Forecast special section in the January 2020 issue of Real Estate New Jersey.
Day Pitney LLP announced today that April F. Condon has joined the firm as a partner in the Real Estate and Environmental group in its Stamford office. She joins from Robinson & Cole LLP.
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