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NJ Open Government Notes

State agency holds that Bridgeton Councilman violated Local Government Ethics Law.

On March 19, 2021, the Local Finance Board (LFB), the chief enforcer of New Jersey’s Local Government Ethics Law (LGEL), found that a Bridgeton City Councilman violated the state’s conflict-of-interest laws when he voted in 2017 to sell several parcels of City real estate to a corporation while he simultaneously served on the board of […]

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NJ Civil Settlements

Commercial Township School District paid $220,000 to settle four employee discrimination suits.

On May 9, 2019, the Commercial Township School District (Cumberland County) approved an agreement that paid four district school employees, all in their 40’s or 50’s, $220,000 to settle lawsuits that claimed that the district’s former Superintendent and school board members created a hostile work environment for them “due to [their] age, sex, and/or gender […]

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NJ Civil Settlements

Cumberland County confidentially paid out $150,000 to settle inmate’s claim that jail guards forced her “into numerous non-consensual sexual acts.”

On October 27, 2020, the Cumberland County Board of County Commissioners resolved to settle a 2017 lawsuit filed by a female Cumberland County Jail inmate who claimed that several corrections officers forced her to perform oral sex and to have sexual intercourse with them on “a nearly daily basis” and subjected her to other forms […]