Jackson, NJ Lawsuit Filed Over Stalking of Orthodox Jewish Residents

From the Complaint:
“In an attempt to prevent Mr. Tawil from observing the Jewish faith under the guise of enforcing a zoning ordinance, Defendant Nixon in his position as a member of the Town Council directed Jackson Township zoning officers to stake out his home on Friday nights. On several occasions a zoning officer was parked outside 41 Pitney Lane in Jackson supervising Mr. Tawil and his guests coming to his house to practice the Jewish Faith. The repeated presence of these officers had a chilling effect, was intimidating and became a form of harassment. Mr. Tawil was being denied his right to pray at his home by the actions of the Jackson Township code enforcement.”

For the history behind this action as well as audio of the government agents intimidating homeowners, see the previous post from JacksonLeaks.com: It’s Okay, Sir, I’m From the Government

See also:

Mahwah, NJ: Bigotry Without Contrition


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 #: 3:18-cv-00706-PGS-DEA

TAWIL v. JACKSON TOWNSHIP et al
Assigned to: Judge Peter G. Sheridan
Referred to: Magistrate Judge Douglas E. Arpert
Cause: 42:1983 Civil Rights Act
Date Filed: 01/17/2018
Jury Demand: Plaintiff
Nature of Suit: 440 Civil Rights: Other
Jurisdiction: Federal Question
Plaintiff
ISAAC TAWIL represented by MICHAEL BOTTON 
LAW OFFICE
1314 MAIN STREET
BELMAR, NJ 07719
732-894-3686
Email: michaelbottonesq@gmail.com
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
V.
Defendant
JACKSON TOWNSHIP 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 NOTICED
Defendant
JACKSON TOWNSHIP TOWN COUNSEL represented by HOWARD B. MANKOFF 
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Defendant
ROBERT A NIXON
individually and as Member of the Jackson Township Town Counsel
represented by HOWARD B. MANKOFF 
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Defendant
JOHN DOES (#1-#10)
Defendant
ABC CORPORATIONS (#1-#10)
Defendant
JANE DOES (#1-#10)
Date Filed # Docket Text
01/17/2018 1 COMPLAINT against JACKSON TOWNSHIP, JACKSON TOWNSHIP TOWN COUNSEL, ROBERT A NIXON, ABC Corporations (#1-#10), JOHN DOES (#1-#10) and JANE DOES (#1-#10) ( Filing and Admin fee $ 400 receipt number 0312-8402854) with JURY DEMAND, filed by ISAAC TAWIL.(BOTTON, MICHAEL) (Entered: 01/17/2018)
01/17/2018 Judge Peter G. Sheridan and Magistrate Judge Douglas E. Arpert added. (jjc) (Entered: 01/17/2018)
01/17/2018 2 SUMMONS ISSUED as to JACKSON TOWNSHIP, JACKSON TOWNSHIP TOWN COUNSEL, ROBERT A NIXON Attached is the official court Summons, please fill out Defendant and Plaintiff’s attorney information and serve. Issued By *John Moller* (jem) (Entered: 01/17/2018)
02/28/2018 3 AMENDED COMPLAINT against All Defendants All Defendants., filed by ISAAC TAWIL.(BOTTON, MICHAEL) (Entered: 02/28/2018)
Date Filed # Docket Text
01/17/2018 1 COMPLAINT against JACKSON TOWNSHIP, JACKSON TOWNSHIP TOWN COUNSEL, ROBERT A NIXON, ABC Corporations (#1-#10), JOHN DOES (#1-#10) and JANE DOES (#1-#10) ( Filing and Admin fee $ 400 receipt number 0312-8402854) with JURY DEMAND, filed by ISAAC TAWIL.(BOTTON, MICHAEL) (Entered: 01/17/2018)
01/17/2018 Judge Peter G. Sheridan and Magistrate Judge Douglas E. Arpert added. (jjc) (Entered: 01/17/2018)
01/17/2018 2 SUMMONS ISSUED as to JACKSON TOWNSHIP, JACKSON TOWNSHIP TOWN COUNSEL, ROBERT A NIXON Attached is the official court Summons, please fill out Defendant and Plaintiff’s attorney information and serve. Issued By *John Moller* (jem) (Entered: 01/17/2018)
02/28/2018 3 AMENDED COMPLAINT against All Defendants All Defendants., filed by ISAAC TAWIL.(BOTTON, MICHAEL) (Entered: 02/28/2018)
03/01/2018 4 NOTICE of Hearing: Initial Conference set for 4/3/2018 11:00 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: 03/01/2018)
03/22/2018 5 NOTICE of Appearance by HOWARD B. MANKOFF on behalf of JACKSON TOWNSHIP, JACKSON TOWNSHIP TOWN COUNSEL, ROBERT A NIXON (MANKOFF, HOWARD) (Entered: 03/22/2018)
03/22/2018 6 Application and Proposed Order for Clerk’s Order to extend time to answer as to Defendants Jackson Township, Jackson Township Town Council and Robert A. Nixon.. (MANKOFF, HOWARD) (Entered: 03/22/2018)
03/23/2018 Clerk`s Text Order – The document 6 Application for Clerk’s Order to Ext Answer/Proposed Order submitted by ROBERT A NIXON, JACKSON TOWNSHIP TOWN COUNSEL, JACKSON TOWNSHIP has been GRANTED. The answer due date has been set for 4/12/2018. (mmh) (Entered: 03/23/2018)
04/02/2018 7 MOTION to Dismiss Plaintiff’s Complaint Pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. Pro. 12(b)(6) by JACKSON TOWNSHIP, JACKSON TOWNSHIP TOWN COUNSEL, ROBERT A NIXON. (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Service, # 2Certification of Counsel with Exhibit A, # 3 Brief, # 4 Text of Proposed Order)(MANKOFF, HOWARD) (Entered: 04/02/2018)
04/03/2018 ORAL ARGUMENT REQUIRED for the 7 MOTION to Dismiss Plaintiff’s Complaint Pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. Pro. 12(b)(6). Motion set for 5/7/2018 11:00 AM in Trenton – Courtroom 4E before Judge Peter G. Sheridan. (mmh) (Entered: 04/03/2018)
04/03/2018 Text Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Douglas E. Arpert: Initial Pretrial Conference held on 4/3/2018. (ce3) (Entered: 04/03/2018)

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