12. The Department of Environmental Protection or a municipality making available to purchasers lists which disclose the existence and location of off-site conditions pursuant to this act shall not be liable for civil damages for withholding or omitting facts pertaining to such conditions which materially affected the value of the property or otherwise caused any loss, damage or other injury to the plaintiff, unless the plaintiff can affirmatively demonstrate that the department or municipality was in possession of, or which a reasonable person would conclude that it had or should have had knowledge of, those facts and the department or municipality knowingly or intentionally omitted or withheld the facts.
Terms Used In New Jersey Statutes 46:3C-12
- Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
- person: includes corporations, companies, associations, societies, firms, partnerships and joint stock companies as well as individuals, unless restricted by the context to an individual as distinguished from a corporate entity or specifically restricted to one or some of the above enumerated synonyms and, when used to designate the owner of property which may be the subject of an offense, includes this State, the United States, any other State of the United States as defined infra and any foreign country or government lawfully owning or possessing property within this State. See New Jersey Statutes 1:1-2
- Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.