I often write about settlements of lawsuits against public agencies and officials on my NJ Civil Settlements blog. Newspaper reporters, after reading my blog, frequently publish articles about the settlements I discover causing that information to be distributed to a wide audience. This lawsuit is important because being delayed several weeks or months in obtaining settlements causes them to lose news value.
The settled lawsuit at issue in my case was brought by Sergeant Daryl Walton of the Passaic County Sheriff's Department. Walton claimed he was retaliated against after investigating a complaint that Acting Sheriff Charles S. Meyers had allegedly engaged in voter fraud.