Jackson Litigation

LAWSUIT FILED AGAINST JACKSON, NJ (click on links below to see documents)

U.S. District Court
District of New Jersey [LIVE] (Trenton)
CIVIL DOCKET FOR CASE #: 3:17-cv-03226-MAS-DEA

WR PROPERTY LLC et al v. TOWNSHIP OF JACKSON, NEW JERSEY
Assigned to: Judge Michael A. Shipp
Referred to: Magistrate Judge Douglas E. Arpert
Cause: 42:405 Fair Housing Act
Date Filed: 05/08/2017
Jury Demand: Defendant
Nature of Suit: 440 Civil Rights: Other
Jurisdiction: Federal Question

Mediator
HON. JOEL B. ROSEN
TERMINATED: 08/23/2017
represented by JOEL B ROSEN 
MONTGOMERY, MCCRACKEN, WALKER & RHOADS, LLP
457 HADDONFIELD ROAD
SUITE 600
CHERRY HILL, NJ 08002-2220
(856) 488-7700
Email: jrosen@mmwr.com
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
 
Mediator
HON. ALEXANDER H. CARVER, III represented by ALEXANDER H. CARVER , III 
HUNTINGTON & CARVER, LLP
312 KINDERKAMACK ROAD
WESTWOOD, NJ 07675
(201) 666-3388
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
 
Plaintiff
WR PROPERTY LLC
a New Jersey limited liability company
represented by DONNA MARIE JENNINGS 
WILENTZ, GOLDMAN & SPITZER, PC
90 WOODBRIDGE CENTER DRIVE
PO BOX 10
WOODBRIDGE, NJ 07095-0958
(732) 636-8000
Email: djennings@wilentz.com
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDSIEGLINDE K. RATH 
STORZER & ASSOCIATES PC
1025 CONNECTICUT AVENUE NW
SUITE 1000
WASHINGTON, DC 10036
202-857-9766
Email: rath@storzerlaw.com
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
 
Plaintiff
AGUDATH ISRAEL OF AMERICA
a New York non-profit corporation
represented by SIEGLINDE K. RATH 
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
 
V.
Defendant
TOWNSHIP OF JACKSON, NEW JERSEY represented by HOWARD B. MANKOFF 
MARSHALL, DENNAHEY, WARNER, COLEMAN & GOGGEN, PC
425 EAGLE ROCK AVENUE
SUITE 302
ROSELAND, NJ 07068
(973) 618-4118
Email: hmankoff@mdwcg.com
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDPAULINE F. TUTELO 
MARSHALL DENNEHEY
425 EAGLE ROCK AVENUE
SUITE 302
ROSELAND, NJ 07068
973-618-4100
Email: pftutelo@mdwcg.com
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
 

 

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Date Filed # Docket Text
05/08/2017 1 COMPLAINT against TOWNSHIP OF JACKSON, NEW JERSEY ( Filing and Admin fee $ 400 receipt number 0312-7824231), filed by WR PROPERTY LLC, AGUDATH ISRAEL OF AMERICA. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)(RATH, SIEGLINDE) (Entered: 05/08/2017)
05/08/2017 2 MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice by Roman P. Storzer by AGUDATH ISRAEL OF AMERICA, WR PROPERTY LLC. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(RATH, SIEGLINDE) (Entered: 05/08/2017)
05/08/2017 3 MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice by Robert L. Greene by AGUDATH ISRAEL OF AMERICA, WR PROPERTY LLC. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(RATH, SIEGLINDE) (Entered: 05/08/2017)
05/08/2017   Judge Freda L. Wolfson and Magistrate Judge Douglas E. Arpert added. (jjc) (Entered: 05/08/2017)
05/08/2017 4 SUMMONS ISSUED as to TOWNSHIP OF JACKSON, NEW JERSEY Attached is the official court Summons, please fill out Defendant and Plaintiff’s attorney information and serve. Issued By *John Moller* (jem) (Entered: 05/08/2017)
05/08/2017   Set Deadlines as to 3 MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice by Robert L. Greene, 2 MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice by Roman P. Storzer. Motion set for 6/5/2017 before Magistrate Judge Douglas E. Arpert. Unless otherwise directed by the Court, this motion will be decided on the papers and no appearances are required. Note that this is an automatically generated message from the Clerk`s Office and does not supersede any previous or subsequent orders from the Court. (jem) (Entered: 05/08/2017)
05/09/2017 5 TEXT ORDER REASSIGNING CASE. Case reassigned to Judge Michael A. Shipp for all further proceedings. Judge Freda L. Wolfson no longer assigned to case. So Ordered by Chief Judge Jerome B. Simandle on 5/9/2017. (jjc) (Entered: 05/09/2017)
05/10/2017 6 Corporate Disclosure Statement by AGUDATH ISRAEL OF AMERICA. (RATH, SIEGLINDE) (Entered: 05/10/2017)
05/10/2017 7 Corporate Disclosure Statement by WR PROPERTY LLC. (RATH, SIEGLINDE) (Entered: 05/10/2017)
05/23/2017 8 ORDER granting 2 and 3 Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice as to Roman P. Storzer, Esq., and Robert L. Greene, Esq. Signed by Magistrate Judge Douglas E. Arpert on 5/23/2017. (mmh) (Entered: 05/24/2017)
05/31/2017   Pro Hac Vice fee of $300 received as to Roman P. Storzer, Esq., and Robert L. Greene, Esq., receipt number TRE080901. (jem) (Entered: 05/31/2017)
06/01/2017 9 Notice of Request by Pro Hac Vice Roman Paul Storzer to receive Notices of Electronic Filings. (RATH, SIEGLINDE) (Entered: 06/01/2017)
06/01/2017 10 Notice of Request by Pro Hac Vice Robert L. Greene to receive Notices of Electronic Filings. (RATH, SIEGLINDE) (Entered: 06/01/2017)
06/02/2017   Pro Hac Vice counsel, ROBERT L. GREENE and ROMAN P. STORZER, have been added to receive Notices of Electronic Filing. Pursuant to L.Civ.R. 101.1, only local counsel are entitled to sign and file papers, enter appearances and receive payments on judgments, decrees or orders. (mmh) (Entered: 06/02/2017)
06/06/2017 11 NOTICE of Appearance by HOWARD B. MANKOFF on behalf of TOWNSHIP OF JACKSON, NEW JERSEY (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Service re: Notice of Appearance)(MANKOFF, HOWARD) (Entered: 06/06/2017)
06/12/2017 12 Defendant Township of Jackson, New Jersey’s ANSWER to Complaint with JURY DEMAND by TOWNSHIP OF JACKSON, NEW JERSEY. (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Service Re: Answer on behalf of Def. Township of Jackson, New Jersey)(MANKOFF, HOWARD) (Entered: 06/12/2017)
06/30/2017 13 NOTICE of Hearing: Initial Conference set for 8/8/2017 10:30 AM in Trenton – Courtroom 6W before Magistrate Judge Douglas E. Arpert. Attention Counsel: The Joint Discovery Plan is due (7) days prior to the conference. Please do not e-file. Please e-mail this document to dea_orders@njd.uscourts.gov (ce3) (Entered: 06/30/2017)
07/05/2017   Set/Reset Hearings: The Initial Conference set for 8/8/2017 10:30 AM in Trenton – Courtroom 6W before Magistrate Judge Douglas E. Arpert has been adjourned and rescheduled for 8/15/2017 at 10:00 A.M. Attention Counsel: The Joint Discovery Plan is due (7) days prior to the conference. Please do not e-file. Please e-mail this document to dea_orders@njd.uscourts.gov (ce3) (Entered: 07/05/2017)
07/24/2017 14 NOTICE of Appearance by DONNA MARIE JENNINGS on behalf of WR PROPERTY LLC (JENNINGS, DONNA) (Entered: 07/24/2017)
08/08/2017 15 Joint Discovery Plan by TOWNSHIP OF JACKSON, NEW JERSEY. (Attachments: # 1 Statement joint discovery plan)(MANKOFF, HOWARD) (Entered: 08/08/2017)
08/08/2017   CLERK’S QUALITY CONTROL MESSAGE – The 15 Proposed Joint Discovery Plan submitted by Howard Mankoff on 8/8/2017 must be executed by a Judicial Officer before filing. Please forward to the appropriate Judicial Officer in accordance with the instructions outlined in the 13 Notice of Hearing and the subsequent resetting of the hearing entered on 7/5/2017. This submission will remain on the docket unless otherwise ordered by the court. (mmh) (Entered: 08/08/2017)
08/15/2017   Text Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Douglas E. Arpert: Initial Pretrial Conference held on 8/15/2017. (ce3) (Entered: 08/15/2017)
08/15/2017 16 Order of Reference to Mediation. HON. JOEL B. ROSEN, U.S.M.J. (ret.) appointed. Signed by Magistrate Judge Douglas E. Arpert on 8/15/2017. (mmh) (Entered: 08/15/2017)
08/22/2017 17 INITIAL SCHEDULING ORDER: Telephone Status Conference set for 11/3/2017 11:30 AM before Magistrate Judge Douglas E. Arpert. Rule 26 Meeting Report due by 9/29/2017. Signed by Magistrate Judge Douglas E. Arpert on 8/15/2017. (mmh) (Entered: 08/22/2017)
08/23/2017 18 Revised Order of Reference to Mediation. HON. ALEXANDER H. CARVER, III (ret.) appointed. Signed by Magistrate Judge Douglas E. Arpert on 8/23/2017. (mmh) (Entered: 08/23/2017)
08/31/2017 19 NOTICE of Appearance by PAULINE F. TUTELO on behalf of TOWNSHIP OF JACKSON, NEW JERSEY (TUTELO, PAULINE) (Entered: 08/31/2017)
10/26/2017 20 MOTION to Amend/Correct Complaint by All Plaintiffs. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Sieglinde K. Rath, # 2 Exhibit A, # 3 Text of Proposed Order)(RATH, SIEGLINDE) (Entered: 10/26/2017)
10/27/2017   Set Deadlines as to 20 MOTION to Amend/Correct Complaint. Motion set for 11/20/2017 before Judge Michael A. Shipp. Unless otherwise directed by the Court, this motion will be decided on the papers and no appearances are required. Note that this is an automatically generated message from the Clerk`s Office and does not supersede any previous or subsequent orders from the Court. (mmh) (Entered: 10/27/2017)
11/03/2017 Text Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Douglas E. Arpert: Telephone Conference held on 11/3/2017. (ce3) (Entered: 11/03/2017)
11/03/2017 Set/Reset Hearings: Telephone Status Conference set for 12/21/2017 11:00 AM in Trenton – Courtroom 6W before Magistrate Judge Douglas E. Arpert. Counsel for Plaintiff is responsible for setting up and initiating the call. (ce3) (Entered: 11/03/2017)
11/14/2017 21 ORDER granting 20 Motion to Amend Complaint. Plaintiffs are granted leave to file an amended complaint. Signed by Magistrate Judge Douglas E. Arpert on 11/14/2017. (mmh) (Entered: 11/14/2017)
11/15/2017 22 AMENDED COMPLAINT against All Defendants All Defendants., filed by WR PROPERTY LLC, AGUDATH ISRAEL OF AMERICA.(RATH, SIEGLINDE) (Entered: 11/15/2017)
12/21/2017 Text Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Douglas E. Arpert: Telephone Conference held on 12/21/2017. (ce3) (Entered: 12/21/2017)
12/21/2017 Set/Reset Hearings: Telephone Status Conference set for 3/19/2018 09:30 AM before Magistrate Judge Douglas E. Arpert. Counsel for Plaintiff is responsible for setting up and initiating the call. (ce3) (Entered: 12/21/2017)

On Friday October 26th, 2017, a motion to amend the complaint in WR Property LLC, et al. v. Township of Jackson, NJ was filed.  The Amended Complaint (linked below) alleges among other things, that

2. On September 12, 2017, the Township Council of the Township of Jackson, New Jersey passed Ordinance No. 20-17 (the “Eruv Ordinance” and, collectively, the “Ordinances” when discussing all three Ordinances). The Eruv Ordinance prohibits the establishment of any eruv throughout the Township by prohibiting outright the placement of articles of any nature in the right of way of any street or public place.

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