Decided: July 11, 1973.
TEXACO, INC., A CORPORATION OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE, PLAINTIFF-RESPONDENT
WILLARD B. APPLEGET, D/B/A BILL APPLEGET'S SERVICE CENTER, DEFENDANT-APPELLANT
For vacation and remand -- Chief Justice Weintraub, and Justices Jacobs, Proctor, Hall, Mountain, Sullivan and Garven. Opposed -- None.
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We have this day decided Shell Oil Company v. Marinello, 63 N.J. 402 in which we held that the public policy of this State restricts the unilateral right of an oil company to terminate, cancel or fail to renew a lease and dealer agreement with one of its service station operators to a situation where "good cause" for such action exists.
This requires that the judgment of the Appellate Division herein, affirming a judgment for possession entered by the District Court in a summary action for the recovery of premises, be vacated and the matter remanded and transferred to the Law Division for a plenary hearing on the pertinent issues. See N.J.S.A. 2A:18-60 and 61.