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Deptford quietly pays $300,000 to settle former employee’s racial discrimination suit.

On September 25, 2020, the Township of Deptford (Gloucester County) agreed to quietly pay $300,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a former black employee who claimed that he was repeatedly referred to as “boy” and subjected to other racist comments. In his lawsuit, Lamar Johnson claimed that beginning in 2017, he was “subjected to […]

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Branchburg quietly pays $220,000 to settle female police officer’s sexual harassment suit.

“Block Gavel” by Diacritical is licensed under CC BY 2.0 On March 12, 2021, the Township of Branchburg (Somerset County) agreed to pay $220,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a female police officer (now sergeant) who claimed that her superior officers sexually harassed her, called her a “nice piece of ass,” and that one […]

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Wildwood paid out $80,000 to settle local businessman’s false arrest lawsuit.

“Wildwood NJ 4/19/2011” by the bridge is licensed under CC BY 2.0 On December 2, 2020, the City of Wildwood (Cape May County) agreed to pay $80,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a local bike shop owner who claimed that police falsely arrested him after he called them for assistance to slow down traffic […]

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Brigantine paid $210,000 toward a $650,000 settlement to resolve contractor’s lawsuit.

“My Trusty Gavel” by steakpinball is licensed under CC BY 2.0 On April 7, 2021, the Brigantine (Atlantic County) City Council unanimously approved a settlement agreement under which it agreed to pay $210,000 to a Camden County construction company that it awarded a water treatment plant construction contract to in 2015. Under the settlement agreement, […]

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South Bound Brook quietly pays $100,000 to settle former police officer’s discrimination suit.

“Welcome Sign for South Bound Brook” by robotbrainz is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 On March 24, 2021, the Borough of South Bound Brook (Somerset County) agreed to pay $100,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a former police officer and Purple Heart recipient who claimed that Borough officials retaliated against him for filing an […]