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Ocean County cops shielded from liability by “qualified immunity” after arresting and jailing an innocent man.

From today’s (03/06/2020) decision by a two-judge panel of the New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division: “Plaintiff Tora Evans was arrested for a crime he did not commit all because he happened to be in the vicinity of other criminal conduct. He remained incarcerated for six weeks before making bail; in the meantime, he lost […]

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Seven-year delay in docketing judgment draws ethics complaint against Middlesex County lawyer.

A Perth Amboy personal injury lawyer is in ethics hot water for allegedly failing to promptly enter his client’s $427,737.86 judgment on the Superior Court’s Civil Judgment and Order Docket. Entering a judgment on this Docket causes it to become a lien against any real estate owned by the judgment debtor. The July 17, 2019 […]

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Sorry, but I will no longer post on “Random Notes on NJ government”

In November 2019, I was informed by Facebook that my former blog, “Random Notes on NJ government” violated Facebook’s Community Standards.  All of my posts on that blog quote from lawsuits or other official government records and those quotes sometimes contain profane language.  Apparently, Facebook’s algorithm picked up some prohibited words in one or more […]

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Morris County township settled disciplinary case against cop by allowing him to resign in good standing. Township also paid cop for accumulated time and gave him and his family postretirement health benefits.

According to a February 20, 2019 settlement agreement, the Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills (Morris County) agreed to withdraw a Preliminary Notice of Disciplinary Action it had filed against a Township police officer on September 11, 2018 in exchange for the officer’s resignation from the force.  The agreement also required the Township to pay the officer […]

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Appellate Division: Ethics complainant lacked standing to appeal dismissal of ethics case.

In an unpublished decision released today, a two-judge panel of the New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division dismissed a citizen’s appeal of a ruling by the Local Finance Board that a Somerset County fire commissioner “did not violate [the Local Government Ethics Law] when he voted . . . to settle a lawsuit against the […]