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Passaic County quietly paid $850,000 to settle woman’s negligence suit against sheriff’s captain.

On April 27, 2022, the County of Passaic confidentially paid $850,000 to a woman who said that a Passaic County Sheriff’s Captain witnessed her get shot and pistol-whipped but failed to intervene. In her lawsuit filed on September 5, 2019, Tishell Jackson claimed that while driving to go shopping on January 3, 2018, her ex-boyfriend […]

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Four Cumberland Jail suicide lawsuits settle for a total of $672,500. Two others are settled “in principle” and one is stayed pending resolution of criminal charges against a corrections officer.

Between August 2021 and January 2022, Cumberland County settled federal lawsuits filed by the families of four inmates who had committed suicide in the Cumberland County Jail between 2014 and 2017. The families claimed that jail officials and employees of CFG Health Systems, LLC, the private vendor that provides inmates with health services, failed to […]

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Class action lawsuit certified for thousands of inmates who may have been strip searched unlawfully at the Cumberland County Jail.

On April 5, 2022, Cumberland County Superior Court Judge Benjamin D. Morgan approved a form intended to notify “anyone who was admitted to the Cumberland County Correction Facility from May 8, 2018 through to the current date for non-indictable offenses and strip searched upon entry to the jail” that they may receive compensated if the […]

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Hillsborough School District quietly paid $95,000 to settle former student’s sexual harassment lawsuit.

On March 8, 2022, the Hillsborough School District (Somerset County) confidentially paid $95,000 to a former female student who claimed that school officials did not protect her from “severe and pervasive” sexual harassment from her former boyfriend who was also a student. In her 2018 lawsuit, the girl, identified by her initials, claimed that in […]

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Ocean City quietly paid $135,000 to settle female lifeguard’s sexual harassment lawsuit.

On February 24, 2022, the City of Ocean City (Cape May County) City Council resolved to pay $135,000 to confidentially settle a lawsuit filed by a female lifeguard who claimed that her male supervisor exposed himself to her. In her 2021 lawsuit, Rylie A. Devine said that her supervisor, Senior Lifeguard Christopher Denn, made “specific […]