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Mount Holly settles retaliation and racial discrimination suit for $75,000

In September 2008, Mount Holly Township officials agreed to pay a local couple $75,000 to settle a federal civil rights lawsuit that originated from the Township’s attempt to make the couple fix a crumbling sidewalk adjacent to their Garden Street home. At the bottom of this posting is a September 20, 2006 Burlington County Times […]

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Lindenwold, New Jersey Man Gets $30k Settlement After Voorhees Traffic Stop

In an agreement reached on July 9, 2008, Voorhees Township and its insurance carrier agreed to pay a Lindenwold man $29,973.75 to settle a civil case that arose out of the man’s encounter with Voorhees Police on September 16, 2005. Of the $29,973.75 settlement amount, $10,000 went to the man, Maurice T. Henderson, and $19,973.75 […]

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Union County pays $130,000 to family of man who died in jail

In October 2008, Union County, New Jersey paid $130,000 to the mother of a Newark man who died in a Union County jail cell in 2005. Also, an August 28, 2008 letter indicates that Correctional Health Services, a private company that provides inmate health services, may have also paid $130,000 as settlement. And, it is […]

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Woodlynne pays $105K to former police officers

In September 2008, the Borough of Woodlynne in Camden County paid $105,000 to two former Caucasian police officers who claimed reverse discrimination because the town’s mayor, Jeraldo Fuentes, preferred to give promotions to Latinos. The officers who were plaintiff in the suit were David Gunnings and Andrew Lee. Another plaintiff, William Moore, was dismissed from […]