Tag: New Jersey municipal lawyer

NJ Court Rules Res Judicata Did Not Bar Development Application

NJ Appeals Court Dismisses Ethics Complaint Involving Mayor’s Personal Attorney Serving as Municipal Attorney

In Scoblink-O’Neill v. Local Finance Board, the Appellate Division recently concluded that the former Mayor of the Borough of Haddon Heights did not violate New Jersey’s Local Government Ethics Law when he facilitated the appointment of his personal attorney as borough counsel. The Facts of the Case Susan Scoblink-O’Neill filed

High-Profile OPRA Case Results in $542,000 in Legal Fees for NJ City

New Bill Targets Legal Fees Charged to NJ Municipalities

Earlier this summer, the Office of the State Comptroller released a report concluding that local public entities may not be adequately reviewing their legal bills. It specifically found that they may be missing excessive fees, improperly billed fees, or other issues concerning these bills. To address these concerns, Sen. Jennifer

New Jersey Municipal Zoning Inaction Leads to Mandamus

A recent New Jersey appeals court decision may make it easier for litigants to obtain writs of mandamus against New Jersey municipalities. A mandamus is a court order directing a government official or agency to properly fulfill their official duties. The Facts of the Case In Mullen v. The Ippolito