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Two former teachers quietly settle three lawsuits with Harrison Township School District. All parties released each other with no money changing hands.

In 2019, two teachers filed a “whistleblower” lawsuit against the school district. The district responded by suing the two teachers in federal court for allegedly accessing its Google Drive illegally. In 2021, one teacher sued the district for an OPRA violation after which all parties released each other and dismissed all three lawsuits without payment. […]

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Rowan University paid $20,000 and agreed to remove letters from professor’s file to settle her discrimination suit.

On June 10, 2021, Rowan University (Gloucester County) agreed to pay $20,000 to an art professor and former art department chair who claimed that she was discriminated and retaliated against on the basis of her sex. As part of its settlement, the University also agreed to remove certain letters “regarding alleged workplace bullying and harassment […]

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Teaneck School District quietly paid $50,000 to settle special-ed teacher’s sexual harassment lawsuit.

On September 17, 2020, the Teaneck School District (Bergen County) confidentially paid $50,000 to a non-renewed special education teacher who claimed that her school principal was “a creep” who retaliated against her after she rebuffed his romantic overtures. In her lawsuit, filed on December 17, 2019, Grace Kenny claimed that when she began working as […]

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Eagleswood paid $300,000 to settle former DPW laborer’s lawsuit that claimed he was forced to resign after calling in state agency to investigate safety of recycling truck.

On July 2, 2021, the Township of Eagleswood (Ocean County) agreed to pay $300,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a Department of Public Works employee who said that he was forced out of his job for complaining to a state agency about the Township’s recycling truck’s braking systems not working. In his lawsuit, Michael […]

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Penns Grove Borough paid $9,500 to settle man’s claim that police used excessive force against him.

On December 13, 2021, the Borough of Penns Grove (Salem County) agreed to pay $9,500 to settle a lawsuit filed by a man who said that police knocked out two of his teeth and punctured his eardrum during two separate 2018 encounters. In his second amended civil complaint, Ramon Alvarado, formerly of Penns Grove, claimed […]