Bayonne development lawsuit trial sent to Essex County

BAYONNE – Superior Court Assignment Judge Maurice J. Gallipoli took it upon himself to relocate the court trial for a lawsuit brought by a would-be developer against the Bayonne Local Redevelopment Authority, citing a possible conflict within the court.
Fidelco Bayonne Realty of Millburn and Roseland/Bayonne of Short Hills filed a suit against the BLRA last month, claiming the sale of three development districts at the former Military Ocean Terminal will prevent Fidelco from being able to develop high end real estate for another portion of the MOTBY. The suit also contends that the BLRA failed to make the necessary zoning changes to allow Fidelco to pursue other options.
Gallipoli shifted the case to Essex County Superior Court because Hudson County Superior Court Judge Mark Baber is the husband of Peggy Baber, a sitting member of the BLRA.

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