Suit in Kushner firm’s case awaits ruling
FREEHOLD, N.J. — A judge says she will rule in coming days in a lawsuit challenging redevelopment plans by Jared Kushner’s family real estate company for a New Jersey mall.
Testimony ended Tuesday in the lawsuit filed by four Eatontown residents who want the court to overturn the zoning approvals Kushner Cos. needs to build hundreds of rental apartments atop the Monmouth Mall parking lot.
Plaintiffs say the public has been unfairly left out of discussion on the project.
Kushner Cos. is owned by the family of President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser. Federal financial disclosure forms show Jared Kushner still owned the mall in March, but a White House spokesman said Friday that he cut ties to the project in May. The spokesman said the related disclosure filings were not yet public and he provided no documentation.
Other real estate deals the Kushners have brokered in New Jersey also are under attack. In Jersey City, the Kushners had hoped for a 30-year local tax break for two residential towers, but residents protested in February and the family withdrew its application.