NJ aims to sink long-running lawsuit over oyster farm closure

By Jeannie O’Sullivan (January 18, 2022, 6:45 PM EST) – The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has urged a state court judge to dismiss an oyster farmer’s longstanding lawsuit that the state had unjustly shut down its operations due to possible contamination. concerns, arguing on Tuesday that the businessman had presented no proof of the millions of dollars in economic damages he was claiming.

The filing in Marc Zitter’s case contains no documentation of his sales contracts with restaurants or bank statements, and Zitter has not subpoenaed any of his business contacts to support his claims, the New York Deputy Attorney General said. Jersey, Kevin J. Fleming, to Atlantic County Superior Court Judge. James H. Pickering Jr. during…

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