Thursday, October 4, 2012

City continues litigation winning streak

City of Hoboken announces:


CITY OF HOBOKEN PREVAILS IN 4TH MAJOR LAWSUIT IN 3 WEEKS

A Superior Court Judge ruled this morning that the City of Hoboken has prevailed in part of a class action lawsuit regarding rent control. The Judge ruled that the plaintiff class action was unable to prove that it was the catalyst for a series of rent control ordinance changes passed as Z-88.

This is the fourth litigation in the last three weeks in which the City has prevailed.

“These four decisions validate the fine work of the City’s professionals in defending the City’s interests,” said Mayor Dawn Zimmer. “It is unfortunate that so many lawsuits are filed against the City regardless of their lack of merit, but the positive results in these litigations are an important demonstration of the necessity of ensuring that the City receives the best possible legal representation.”

The lawsuit involved an attempt by the plaintiff to have all of their legal fees paid by the City, which would have totaled more than $1 million. The City was represented by Victor A. Afanador and Marissa L. Quigley of Lite DePalma Greenberg, LLC.

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