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Burlington County, together with lawyer, paid $40,000 to resolve library official’s discrimination and whistleblower lawsuit.

On September 3, 2020, Burlington County and a lawyer agreed to pay a former assistant library director $40,000 to resolve her lawsuit that alleged, among other issues, that library officials retaliated against her after she “overreacted” by directing a staff member to call 911 when a “noxious odor” invaded the library and caused several people […]

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Salem City School District paid $55,000 to settle gay school social worker’s discrimination lawsuit.

On October 14, 2020, the Salem City School District (Salem County) paid $55,000 to settle 2018 lawsuit filed by gay school social worker who claimed he was harassed by his supervisor and fellow employees after he told the supervisor that he was taking foster parenting classes. According to the lawsuit, his supervisor and fellow employees […]

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Pinelands Regional and Bass River Boards of Education paid out $200,000 to settle former phys ed teacher’s gender discrimination lawsuits.

On August 24, 2020, the Pinelands Regional School District and Bass River Township School District together paid $200,000 to a former substitute physical education teacher who claimed that she was twice passed over for permanent teaching positions. The teacher claimed that the man who served both districts as Supervisor of Athletics was predisposed to hire […]

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NJ Appeals court: Passenger in vehicle pulled over for traffic violations was under no duty to identify himself to police.

In a free society, citizens are not subject to arbitrary commands to “show their papers,” or prove their identity. That was the fate of African-Americans who had to show their “free papers” during slavery, and the fate of Jews who had to show identification papers in the Warsaw Ghetto. * * * To permit law […]

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Collingswood Board of Education paid out $950,000 to settle family’s lawsuit claiming that school officials did not take proper steps to prevent pre-teen’s sexual assault.

On November 11, 2020, Camden County Judge Yolanda C. Rodriquez confirmed a settlement that called for the Collingswood school board to pay $950,000 to a Borough family who claimed that their twelve-year old daughter, despite their best efforts to have the school supervise the girl’s access to the Internet, used her school-issued laptop to chat […]