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New Jersey top court's ruling on dunes issue opens door to more debate

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Michael Ein

Margate Fishing Pier President Rich Ploucher, of Margate, contemplates the pier's future, Friday July 12, 2013, with a looming beach replenishment project in the works. (The Press of Atlantic City/Staff Photo by Michael Ein)

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New Jersey’s Supreme Court ruling last week proved a moral victory for towns seeking to build dunes as storm protection, but it far from settled the issue of how much compensation homeowners are due when such projects interfere with their oceanfront views.

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Michael Ein

Margate Fishing Pier President Rich Ploucher, of Margate, contemplates the pier's future, Friday July 12, 2013, with a looming beach replenishment project in the works. (The Press of Atlantic City/Staff Photo by Michael Ein)