On January 8, 2014 there was a hearing in the Honorable Judge Denise Langford-Morris’ courtroom regarding the allegations made by Marc Edwards against Oakand Township for violating Freedom of Information and Open Meeting Act requirements. Those allegations have been reported previously on this website.
After hearing the arguments made by both Mr. Edward’s attorney, and the Township’s attorney, Judge Morris commented:
“I have read the supplied documents on this case, and have heard the verbal arguments. I will be providing a written judgement on this matter in the near future.”
There was a hearing on November 13 on this matter in Judge Langford- Morris’s court room. At that time, she suggested that the Township and Mr. Edwards attempt to come to a mutually agreeable solution to this matter. After several attempts, it became clear a settlement could not be worked out. As a result, the matter returned to her courtroom on January 8th.
As soon as a written decision is provided, the results will be posted on this website.
This is the same Judge that has one of these water and sewer tap fee million dollar lawsuits in front of her now. I think she is going to see that were there is smoke, there is fire. Maybe the Township didn’t submit a plan to return this money to the rightful owners on their own because they had plans for this money that was “part of a strategy that they didn’t want to divulge to the residents until after it came to fruition.” Hopefully this Judge is smart enough to start connecting all of these dots. Oakland Township needs help!