N.J. Ordered To Pay Legal Fees For Whistleblower

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey must pay nearly $1.3 million in legal fees to the attorneys who represented a former state official who won a whistleblower lawsuit.

Stanley Fischer worked in the Division of Consumer Affairs, serving as executive director of its consumer protection office, before being fired in 2007. He then sued, claiming he was let go for confronting a politically connected subordinate about workplace infractions.

A state judge awarded Fischer $260,000 in damages last year and said he should be rehired. And The Star-Ledger of Newark reports the same judge ruled last week that Fischer’s attorneys should get $1.29 million for their four years of work.

Leland Moore, an Attorney General’s Office spokesman, told the newspaper that the state has not yet decided whether to appeal the legal fees decision.

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  • lee

    The FBI and DEA fabricate evidence, steal from suspects and use murder to close those bad cases.
    There is evidence that employees from DoD, CIA and DOJ accepted bribes from Al Quida.
    How is it that 12 of the 9/11 terrorists could live for 2 weeks just 2 miles from NSA head quarters in Maryland.This after several of them had taken flight simulator lessons on Jumbo jet trainers and several of them where on State department terror watch lists.
    There is evidence that employees from DoD, CIA and DOJ accepted bribes from Al Quida.
    If DoJ and DoD employees where more concerned with doing their jobs than enriching themselves by stealing from suspects and taking bribes, then there might have been more a chance that 9/11 had never happened.

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