City Lawsuits

Brigantine Police Chief Retirement Payout, Thanks to OPRA Request

Can Brigantine really afford these rich, public employee contracts? That’s the question on everyone’s mind as the Police Chief revolving door cranked out another big pay day. After less than 2 years in that position, Tim Reed has announced he will retire. Ask and you shall receive. We appreciate the quick turnaround by Brigantine City …

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24 Year Golf Course Complaint Refreshed

The Brigantine Golf course has been an island jewel since the 1920’s. During that time, some interesting wheeling & dealing has occurred that some may not be aware of. Recently, a 24 year old complaint against the City of Brigantine was resurrected by former developer Tom Cocco. Take a look at this document. Cocco Brigantine …

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Frugoli, Barber & Brigantine Sued by Gulf Station

April 20, 2011 Press of AC A Brigantine business owner has filed a complaint in state Superior Court alleging that the city was largely responsible for his auto repair shop going out of business. Fred Ray, the owner of Fred’s Brigantine Gulf, claims in the complaint that former police Chief Jim Frugoli personally prevented his business from being placed …

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Brigantine Pays Whistle Blower. Pigeon Shooting.

From Press staff reports Press of Atlantic City July 28, 2007 BRIGANTINE – Insurance has paid the majority of a settlement the city agreed to with a worker who claimed he suffered official retaliation for being a whistle-blower. William M. Lakes, a member of the city’s public-works department, and Brigantine agreed to a $345,000 settlement in April – …

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Alleged Victim in Sexual Harassment Claim against Former Brigantine Police Chief Suing City

JAN 29, 2012. PRESS of ATLANTIC CITY > Colleen Felix, alleged victim of sexual harassment by former Brigantine Police Chief Jim Frugoli, claims the former city manager violated a confidentiality clause by speaking to media – and now she’s suing the city for damages relating to the harassment. SEE COMPLAINT HERE Felix, the police records …

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Police Captain Cox sues Brigantine

Cox sues Brigantine over violation of due process.  WRITTEN BY MICHAEL FEELY. Wednesday, July 03, 2013.  Police Capt. Ray Cox has filed a lawsuit against the city in New Jersey Superior Court alleging that City Manager Jennifer Blumenthal removed Cox as acting chief in violation of local and state law and without due process. Capt. Cox, …

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Former Brigantine Gulf sues Police Chief James Frugoli and Manager Jim Barber

Former Brigantine Gulf owner and son sue the city and former Police Chief James Frugoli Friday, May 13, 2011 04:37 pm By MICHAEL FEELY Staff Writer A lawsuit was filed March 31 in Atlantic County Superior Court against the City of Brigantine, former Police Chief James Frugoli¸ City Manager Jim Barber, Brigantine Auto Body, Wayne …

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Investigation of former Brigantine Police Chief; Jim Frugoli

MARCH 2011 Press of Atlantic City An internal investigation of former Brigantine police Chief Jim Frugoli found that he violated the department’s sexual harassment policy by making “offensive or derogatory comments” toward a department employee, including that “he slapped her on the behind,” called her names such as “Sugar Lips” and would “stand uncomfortably close” to her, …

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Barber, Frugoli, Cox and Stone Battle.

Archive: Wednesday, January 26, 2011.  Brigantine suit partially settled and court will hear argument tomorrow. On November 1, 2010, I reported that I had sued the City of Brigantine (Atlantic County) seeking access to a) a redacted settlement between a top Brigantine official and an employee who accused him of sexual harassment and b) a …

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Brigantine vote to buy ex-school site goes quietly; objections come later

FEB 7 2008 Press of Atlantic City BRIGANTINE – After more than two years of fights and lawsuits, the City Council made it all the way through a vote Wednesday to spend $2.6 million on a closed Catholic school campus without a peep of opposition. But later, when the governing body asked for comments on their …

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