Melissa Brown and Jonathan Stuckel of Marks, O’Neill’s New Jersey office obtained an early dismissal of all claims against a home inspector.  It was alleged that the negligent conduct of the home inspector resulted in the leak of an above ground storage tank causing an oil spill onto neighboring properties and contaminating Lake Hopatcong.  A Third Party Plaintiff alleged that the home inspector  committed professional negligence and was in violation of the Spill Act resulting in damages in excess of $414,000 for remediation.  MOODK Attorneys Brown and Stuckel argued that the negligence claims against the home inspector were too tenuous and that the Spill Act did not apply to a home inspector who performed a visual inspection of the above ground storage tank.  The Court agreed and dismissed all claims against with prejudice.