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East Brunswick pays $7,500 to woman after euthanizing her Rottweiler

In October 2008, East Brunswick Township officials agreed to pay a local woman $7,500 to settle her civil suit claiming that the Township’s Animal Control Officer used “duress and coercion” to get her consent to euthanize Turbo, her pet Rottweiler. In her lawsuit, the woman, Lillian Passaro of East Brunswick claimed that she was injured […]

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Paterson settles police beating allegations for $190,000

In June 2008, Paterson city officials agreed to pay a local man $190,000 to settle a federal civil rights lawsuit that originated from alleged police beating on September 3, 2001. According to the federal complaint, plaintiff Terry Hanna, of East 24th Street, left his house and walked toward his mother’s home after having an argument […]

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East Brunswick settles police abuse and racial discrimination suit for $10,000

On September 8, 2008, East Brunswick Township and Board of Education officials agreed to pay a former East Brunswick High School student $10,000 to settle his federal civil rights lawsuit. According to his lawsuit, High School senior Herbert Stevenson was sent to the principal’s office on May 24, 2005 after having had an argument with […]

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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 […]