Ravi Bhalla makes David Liebler $135,000 richer after throwing him out of council meeting
Mayor Ravi Bhalla is asking the Hoboken City Council to approve a settlement payment to Hoboken resident David Liebler for the tidy sum of $135,000.
At the October 21st, 2015 council meeting, David Liebler in the last of his five minutes crossed a bridge too far in the mind of council president Ravi Bhalla and was thrown out by the Hoboken police on his order.
Or was it an order from on high from former Mayor Dawn Zimmer?
No matter, David Liebler sued as did another ejected resident at the same meeting, long time Ravi Bhalla nemesis Perry Belfiore.
|Hoboken resident David Liebler stands to become $135,000 richer.
Ravi Bhalla threw him out of a 2015 council meeting for saying the words
“Stan Grossbard.” Add that figure to another ejected resident of more than 50K
plus legal costs to the Hoboken taxpayers.
The Hudson County View recounts the First Amendment snafu leading to the proposed settlement.
Former mayor Dawn Zimmer was contacted for comment on this story. If one is made available, it will be added.
|The Plaintiff, David Liebler settlement amount is $135,000 with $95,000 being paid to the law firm Brach Eichler, LLC
as shown in the City Council resolution.
Correction: Perry Belfiore never mentioned Stan Grossbard by name; only posing a rhetorical question about how much influence should a mayor’s spouse have on a Hoboken board.