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'Frivolous' Lawsuit Against Town Could Cost Taxpayers Thousands, Resident Says

Letter to the editor: Resident reacts to council candidates filing suit over timing of public documents being received.

To The Editor:

Last week, first time candidates for Council Alan Sohn and Jason Castle filed a frivolous lawsuit against the Township of Teaneck (Yes, my fellow taxpayer. That means you.). They said that the thousands of pages of public documents requested as part of the witch hunt they are calling their campaign for council were not provided quickly enough for their liking.

Alan has been around for a long time and frequently speaks at council meetings about legal fees incurred by the town as a result of the misbehavior of employees in the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. The ink on Jason’s residency is barely dry. Yet he is already suing the town.  What do Jason and Alan have in common?  They have become the political tools of Barbara Toffler and her nefarious group calling itself Teaneck 2020.

At least Toffler waited until she was actually on council before she sued the Township of Teaneck so that taxpayers could lose thousands of dollars in defense of her frivolous suit.  In the past, long time employees have sued our town.  A sitting member of Council (Toffler, prior to her well-earned defeat for re-election) had once sued the town.  But this is the first time ever that would be council members have sued the town to get publicity.

Shame on you, Mr. Sohn and Mr. Castle.
 
David Lerer
Teaneck
Stevie April 30, 2014 at 11:14 AM
Well, after all this obfuscation, I posted a simple question over a week ago. For those who missed it, I asked what exactly Castle has done for this town that would inspire anyone to vote for him. And the silence is deafening.... Perhaps after he loses, he will try Bogota or Hackensack next?
Jacob April 30, 2014 at 12:09 PM
Based on previous Council elections, it will be interesting to see which organized labor groups/unions come out with endorsements or donate to campaigns based on any promises regarding future raises that may have been made to them by the candidates.

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