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UPDATE- NJ Supreme Court: No statute of limitations on Spill Act claims

Thursday, February 12th, 2015 admin

The New Jersey Supreme Court in Morristown Associates vs Grant Oil Co., recently ruled that the general six-year statute of limitations (contained in N.J.S.A. 2A:14-1) does NOT apply to private claims for contribution made pursuant to the New Jersey Spill Compensation and Control Act (the “Spill Act”), N.J.S.A. 58:10-23.11f(a)(2)(a). This ruling significantly impacts those parties that are remediating (or have remediated) their property as a result of contamination caused by prior owners/operators. Similarly, those prior owners/operators who may have caused the contamination, can no longer invoke the statute of limitation defense against such Spill Act claims.

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