From our private database of 35,400+ case briefs...
2nd Roc-Jersey Associates v. Town of Morristown
New Jersey Supreme Court
731 A.2d 1 (1999)
After an economic downturn in the Town of Morristown (defendant), the town established a special improvement district (SID) to enhance its downtown business district. The town placed a special assessment on all property within the district except residential property. New Jersey state law permitted the exclusion of residential property from special assessments. The SID assessment paid for advertising campaigns for downtown businesses, the encouragement of tourism, hospitality guides, programs to recruit businesses to the area, and aesthetic improvements to the downtown, among other things. 2nd Roc-Jersey Associates (plaintiff) sued the town, asserting that the statute permitting the residential exclusion was unconstitutional. Specifically, the state constitution required that property taxes on the same classes of property be uniform. The trial court upheld the special assessment, finding that the assessment was a special assessment that was not required to comply with the constitution’s uniformity requirement. The appellate court affirmed. 2nd Roc-Jersey Associates appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Handler, J.)
What to do next…
Unlock this case brief with a free (no-commitment) trial membership of Quimbee.
You’ll be in good company: Quimbee is one of the most widely used and trusted sites for law students, serving more than 617,000 law students since 2011. Some law schools—such as Yale, Berkeley, and Northwestern—even subscribe directly to Quimbee for all their law students.Unlock this case briefRead our student testimonials
Learn more about Quimbee’s unique (and proven) approach to achieving great grades at law school.
Quimbee is a company hell-bent on one thing: helping you get an “A” in every course you take in law school, so you can graduate at the top of your class and get a high-paying law job. We’re not just a study aid for law students; we’re the study aid for law students.Learn about our approachRead more about Quimbee
Here's why 617,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:
- Written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students. 35,400 briefs, keyed to 984 casebooks. Top-notch customer support.
- The right amount of information, includes the facts, issues, rule of law, holding and reasoning, and any concurrences and dissents.
- Access in your classes, works on your mobile and tablet. Massive library of related video lessons and high quality multiple-choice questions.
- Easy to use, uniform format for every case brief. Written in plain English, not in legalese. Our briefs summarize and simplify; they don’t just repeat the court’s language.