Mandelbaum Barrett PC litigation partner Brian Block prevailed on appeal on behalf of our client, the Borough of Caldwell. In a published decision, the Appellate Division reversed the trial court and granted summary judgment to the Borough. The plaintiff was a former borough administrator who sued the Borough after he was removed, to recover over $100,000 in severance pay that he alleged was owed to him under his employment agreement. The Appellate Division held that severance is set by statute and his contractual severance was thus void. The decision controls this issue for the hundreds of New Jersey municipalities governed by the statute and is a win for taxpayers across the state.
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