Ex-Judge Accused Of Being Drunk On Job Must Beef Up Suit

Law360 (June 30, 2020, 9:43 PM EDT) -- A former Newark municipal judge must file a revised suit if she wants to pursue allegations that she was wrongfully fired and discriminated against amid false accusations of being drunk on the job, a New Jersey federal court ruled.

In ruling on a dismissal motion from one defendant, U.S. District Judge Claire C. Cecchi on Monday dismissed without prejudice Vanessa Williams Powell's suit and said the ex-jurist "must file an amended complaint to proceed in this matter." The judge declined to address related defense motions in the case, which includes claims of wrongful termination and discrimination based on a perceived disability...

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