NJ judges say Town, the tax collector faces a lawsuit for damages

By Paul Williams (June 28, 2021, 6:13 p.m. EDT) – A New Jersey borough and collector face homeowners’ damages claims because the collector refused to accept a certificate of sale redemption payment tax that would have prevented a foreclosure, the state Supreme Court ruled on Monday.

State judges unanimously ruled that the Borough of Rutherford and its tax collector, Caryn Miller, were not entitled to immunity from a civil rights lawsuit brought by John Winberry and the other members of Winberry Realty Partnership. The judges upheld an appeals court finding that Miller was not entitled to qualified immunity because his refusal to accept a payment offered by Winberry was “not …

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