Court overturns award to LBI couple for dune-obstructed ocean view, says new trial needed - New Jersey - pressofAtlanticCity.com Mobile

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Court overturns award to LBI couple for dune-obstructed ocean view, says new trial needed

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David Gard

Harvey Cedars Mayor Jonathan Oldham speaks to a news crew in front of an aerial photo of his town. The New Jersey Supreme Court today overturned a $375,000 award to a Harvey Cedars couple who argued they should be paid for losing their ocean views. Harvey and Phyllis Karan had sued the town, claiming a 22-foot dune blocked the ocean view.

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Harvey Cedars Mayor Jonathan Oldham was relieved Monday after the state Supreme Court overturned a $375,000 jury award given to Harvey and Phyllis Karan, who complained that a multimillion-dollar beachfill project ruined the view of the oceanfront from their $2 million home.

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David Gard

Harvey Cedars Mayor Jonathan Oldham speaks to a news crew in front of an aerial photo of his town. The New Jersey Supreme Court today overturned a $375,000 award to a Harvey Cedars couple who argued they should be paid for losing their ocean views. Harvey and Phyllis Karan had sued the town, claiming a 22-foot dune blocked the ocean view.