Posted inNJ Civil Settlements

Clifton Settles Sexual Harassment and Retaliation Lawsuit: Pays $80,000 to Policewoman and $12,976.95 to Accused Police Lieutenant.

On May 15, 2023, the City of Clifton (Passaic County, NJ) agreed to pay $80,000 to settle a female police officer’s sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit. Three days later, the City agreed to pay $12,976.95 to a police lieutenant who was the alleged harasser provided that the lieutenant withdrew his appeal of disciplinary charges. In […]

Posted inNJ Open Government Notes

List of NJ Administrative Law cases now on-line. Seventeen of them have been pending for over ten years.

Five and a half years ago, I published an online spreadsheet of cases pending before the New Jersey Office of Administrative Law (OAL). Today, I am releasing an updated spreadsheet that includes both open cases and cases that were closed on or after January 1, 2019. By downloading and sorting these files, you will find […]

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Linden settles false arrest lawsuit for $85,000: Local man claims he was jailed for six days after being mistakenly identified in high-speed chase.

On April 19, 2023, the City of Linden (Union County, NJ) agreed to pay $85,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a local man who said he was falsely arrested and jailed for six days. The man claimed he was wrongfully accused of leading police on a high-speed chase when he was actually at work. […]

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Elizabeth paid $99,500 to settle a false arrest lawsuit filed by a diabetic man who claimed that police mistook him for a drunk driver.

At its April 11, 2023 meeting, the Elizabeth City Council (Union County, NJ) resolved to pay $99,500 to settle a false arrest lawsuit filed by a Linden man who claimed that police failed to recognize that he was in diabetic shock and arrested him as a drunk driver instead of calling for emergency medical treatment. […]