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Posted on: August 26, 2019

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PRESS ADVISORY RE: CAMILLO, ET AL V. TOWN OF NEWINGTON, ET Al
Monday August 5, 2019

The Town of Newington argued its Motion to Dismiss the lawsuit against the Town Hall Building project in the Superior Court at Hartford, CT.

Attorney Proloy Das presented the Town's arguments that the plaintiffs lack standing to sue the Town and, plaintiffs' action is barred by mootness because no viable relief has been claimed. Superior Court Judge Susan Peck heard arguments from both sides and will render her decision in the near future.

Mayor Roy Zartarian said, "I am pleased with the strong arguments made today by the Town's attorneys to dismiss the case. The Town is moving quickly to bring this matter to an end and, we intend to keep the Town Hall Building project moving towards completion to benefit all Newington residents."

For additional information regarding this legal proceeding you can visit the State of Connecticut Judicial Branch website, view the full transcript (Michael Camillo v Town of Newington 08-05-2019.pdf), or contact Attorney Anthony J. Palermino 860 798-0326.

Information can also be found on the Town's website by visiting the Town Hall Building Project page.


PRESS ADVISORY BY THE TOWN OF NEWINGTON

RE: MICHAEL CAMILLO, ET AL v. TOWN OF NEWINGTON,  ET AL Hartford Superior Court, No. HHD-CV-19-6112462-S

Date: Monday, July 8, 2019

Today, Attorneys for the Town of Newington filed a Motion to Dismiss a lawsuit filed in the Hartford Superior Court, Michael Camillo, et al v. Town of Newington, et al. 

Mayor Roy Zartarian stated, "The Town's attorney has rapidly responded to the lawsuit by moving for its dismissal and, has filed a motion requesting the Superior Court to quickly move the matter to Connecticut's Appellate or Supreme Court to expedite a final ruling on the issues."

The Town's motion and memorandum of law argue that the lawsuit's claims must be dismissed because plaintiffs lack standing to challenge the Town Council's adoption of the Town Budget in April 2019.

In addition, plaintiffs' claims are moot because the results of another referendum would not negate the budget passed by the Council, nor negate the Town's contractual obligations to the Town Hall Project, providing them no practical relief,

The Town and its attorneys seek a prompt decision from the Court after plaintiffs file their response to the Town's Motion to Dismiss and related documents.

For additional information regarding this legal proceeding you can visit the State of Connecticut Judicial Branch website or Contact Attorney Anthony J. Palermino 860 798-0326.

Information can also be found on the Town's website by visiting the Town Hall Building Project page.

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