Suit Over NJ Bias Litigation Deals Kicked To State Court

Law360, Clifton, N.J. (November 30, 2017, 3:14 PM EST) -- A New Jersey federal judge on Wednesday sent back to state court a lawsuit alleging Bernards Township did not provide adequate notice of a meeting this year where officials approved settlements in litigation over plans to build a mosque in the municipality.

Slightly more than five months after Bernards removed the case to federal court, U.S. District Judge Michael A. Shipp granted township resident Cody Smith's remand motion, finding his action only raises state law claims under New Jersey's Open Public Meetings Act.

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SMITH v. TOWNSHIP OF BERNARDS et al


Case Number

3:17-cv-04551

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New Jersey

Nature of Suit

Civil Rights: Other

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Michael A. Shipp

Date Filed

June 21, 2017

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