Lawsuit: FRIEDMAN et al v. THE BOROUGH OF UPPER SADDLE RIVER et al (updated 8/17/17)

LAWSUIT FILED AGAINST MAHWAH, NJ (click below to see documents)
(If you are interested in documents from the Tenafly litigation, click here)

U.S. District Court
District of New Jersey [LIVE] (Newark)
CIVIL DOCKET FOR CASE #: 2:17-cv-05512-JMV-CLW

FRIEDMAN et al v. THE BOROUGH OF UPPER SADDLE RIVER et al
Assigned to: Judge John Michael Vazquez
Referred to: Magistrate Judge Cathy L. Waldor
Cause: 42:1983 Civil Rights Act
Date Filed: 07/28/2017
Jury Demand: None
Nature of Suit: 440 Civil Rights: Other
Jurisdiction: Federal Question

Plaintiff
YISROEL FRIEDMAN represented by DIANE P. SULLIVAN 
WEIL GOTSHAL & MANGES LLP
17 HULFISH ST.
STE 201
PRINCETON, NJ 08542
609-986-1120
Fax: 609-986-1199
Email: diane.sullivan@weil.com
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Plaintiff
S. MOSHE PINKASOVITS represented by DIANE P. SULLIVAN 
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
V.
Defendant
THE BOROUGH OF UPPER SADDLE RIVER represented by BRUCE S. ROSEN 
MCCUSKER, ANSELMI, ROSEN & CARVELLI, PC
210 PARK AVENUE, SUITE 301
PO BOX 240
FLORHAM PARK, NJ 07932
(973) 635-6300
Fax: (973) 635-6363
Email: brosen@marc-law.com
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Defendant
JOANNE L. MINICHETTI
individually and in her official capacity as Mayor of the Borough of Upper Saddle River
TERMINATED: 08/08/2017
represented by BRUCE S. ROSEN 
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Date Filed # Docket Text
07/28/2017  1

 

COMPLAINT against JOANNE L. MINICHETTI, THE BOROUGH OF UPPER SADDLE RIVER ( Filing and Admin fee $ 400 receipt number NEW034006), filed by YISROEL FRIEDMAN, S. MOSHE PINKASOVITS. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D, # 5 Exhibit E, # 6 Exhibit F, # 7 Exhibit G, # 8 Exhibit H, # 9 Exhibit I, # 10 Order to Show Cause with Temporary Restraints, # 11 Memorandum of Law in Support of Temporary Restraining Order) # 12 Friedman Declaration) # 13 Civil Cover Sheet) # 14 Declaration of David Yolkut) (cm, ). (Entered: 07/28/2017)
07/28/2017 2 DECLARATION re 1 Complaint, by S. MOSHE PINKASOVITS. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(cm, ) (Entered: 07/28/2017)
07/28/2017 3 DECLARATION of Rabbi Chaim Steinmetz re 1 Complaint. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D, # 5 Exhibit E, # 6 Exhibit F)(cm, ) (Entered: 07/28/2017)
07/28/2017 4 SUMMONS ISSUED as to JOANNE L. MINICHETTI, THE BOROUGH OF UPPER SADDLE RIVER Attached is the official court Summons, please fill out Defendant and Plaintiffs attorney information and serve. Issued By *CHRISTINE MELILLO* (cm, ) (Entered: 07/28/2017)
07/28/2017 5 MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice by YISROEL FRIEDMAN, S. MOSHE PINKASOVITS (Attachments: # 1 Application in Support of Pro hac vice admission of Yehudah L. Buchweitz, # 2 Certified Statement)(cm, ) (Entered: 07/28/2017)
07/28/2017 6 MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice by YISROEL FRIEDMAN, S. MOSHE PINKASOVITS. (Attachments: # 1 Application in Support of pro hac vice admission of Jesse B. Mishkin, # 2 Certified Statement of Jessie B. Mishkin)(cm, ) (Entered: 07/28/2017)
07/28/2017 7 MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice by YISROEL FRIEDMAN, S. MOSHE PINKASOVITS. (Attachments: # 1 Certified Statement In support of pro hac vice admission of Robert G. Sugarman, # 2 Application and Declaration in support of Robert G. Sugarman)(cm, ) (Entered: 07/28/2017)
07/28/2017 8 MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice by YISROEL FRIEDMAN, S. MOSHE PINKASOVITS. (Attachments: # 1 Certified Statement in Support of pro hac vice admission of David Yolkut, # 2 Application and Declaration in Support of David Yolkut)(cm, ) (Entered: 07/28/2017)
07/28/2017 Set Deadlines as to 8 MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice, 5 MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice, 7 MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice, 6 MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice. Motion set for 8/21/2017 before Judge John Michael Vazquez. Unless otherwise directed by the Court, this motion will be decided on the papers and no appearances are required. Note that this is an automatically generated message from the Clerk`s Office and does not supersede any previous or subsequent orders from the Court. (cm, ) (Entered: 07/28/2017)
07/28/2017 9 Letter from Diane P. Sullivan. (SULLIVAN, DIANE) (Entered: 07/28/2017)
08/04/2017 10 NOTICE of Appearance by BRUCE S. ROSEN on behalf of JOANNE L. MINICHETTI, THE BOROUGH OF UPPER SADDLE RIVER (ROSEN, BRUCE) (Entered: 08/04/2017)
08/07/2017 11 NOTICE by YISROEL FRIEDMAN, S. MOSHE PINKASOVITS (Notice of Dismissal solely as to Defendant, Mayor Joanne L. Minichetti) (SULLIVAN, DIANE) (Entered: 08/07/2017)
08/07/2017 12 ORDER OF DISMISSAL WITHOUT PREJUDICE OF DEFENDANT JOANNE L. MINICHETTI. Signed by Judge John Michael Vazquez on 17-5512. (ld, ) (Entered: 08/08/2017)
08/10/2017 13 TEXT ORDER: Regarding the pending unopposed applications (ECF Nos. 5-8), counsel is directed to file a proposed order consistent with the Court’s Civil Case Management Order, http://www.njd.uscourts.gov/sites/njd/files/JWaldorCivilCaseManagementOrder.pdf.. So Ordered by Magistrate Judge Cathy L. Waldor on 8/10/17. (tjg, ) (Entered: 08/10/2017)
08/14/2017 14 DECLARATION re 7 MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice of Robert G. Sugarman by YISROEL FRIEDMAN, S. MOSHE PINKASOVITS. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(SULLIVAN, DIANE) (Entered: 08/14/2017)
08/14/2017 15 DECLARATION re 5 MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice of Yehudah L. Buchweitz by YISROEL FRIEDMAN, S. MOSHE PINKASOVITS. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(SULLIVAN, DIANE) (Entered: 08/14/2017)
08/14/2017 16 DECLARATION re 6 MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice of Jessie B. Mishkin by YISROEL FRIEDMAN, S. MOSHE PINKASOVITS. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(SULLIVAN, DIANE) (Entered: 08/14/2017)
08/14/2017 17 DECLARATION re 8 MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice of David Yolkut by YISROEL FRIEDMAN, S. MOSHE PINKASOVITS. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(SULLIVAN, DIANE) (Entered: 08/14/2017)
08/14/2017 18 ORDER Granting 5 Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice of Yehudah L. Buchweitz; Granting 6 Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice of Jessie B. Mishkin; Granting 7 Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice of Robert G. Sugarman; Granting 8 Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice of David Yolkut, etc. Signed by Magistrate Judge Cathy L. Waldor on 8/14/2017. (JB, ) (Entered: 08/15/2017)
08/15/2017 Pro Hac Vice fee of $600 received as to Yehudah L. Buchweitz, Esq., Jessie B. Mishkin, Esq., Robert G. Sugarman, Esq., and David Yolkut, Esq., receipt number TRE083361 (mps) (Entered: 08/15/2017)
08/16/2017 19 Application and Proposed Order for Clerk’s Order to extend time to answer as to Defendants.. (ROSEN, BRUCE) (Entered: 08/16/2017)
08/17/2017 Clerk`s Text Order – The document 19 Application for Clerk’s Order to Ext Answer/Proposed Order submitted by THE BOROUGH OF UPPER SADDLE RIVER has been GRANTED. The answer due date has been set for 9/1/2017. (JB, ) (Entered: 08/17/2017)

 


 



Statement by the Municipality:
 Update on ERUV

In 2015, Rockland Electric entered into a License Agreement with an organization to allow facilities related to an eruv to be installed on the utility’s poles in Bergen County, with the utility profiting from this agreement.  It has been reported that the project plans to attach wires to 113 poles in Mahwah, 40 in USR and 27 in Montvale.

The Mayor and Council never approved the installation of the eruv.  Rockland Electric did not notify the Borough of the agreement or the pending installation despite the fact that the Borough has an ordinance in place, (#16-15) which prohibits the placement of items on utility poles, of which Rockland Electric was aware.

Borough attorney Robert Regan instructed Orange and Rockland to remove the eruv on Monday, July 18.

On Wednesday, July 26 and Thursday, July 27, portions of the newly installed eruv in Mahwah and Upper Saddle River were vandalized.  A police investigation is underway and one arrest has been made.

On Friday, July 25, two Airmont, NY residents filed suit again the Borough in Federal District Court in Newark, seeking to prevent the Borough from removing the eruv installed on Orange and Rockland’s poles in our town.

The Borough agreed to allow the repair of the vandalized portions of the eruv, in return for the cessation of additional installation.  The Borough also agreed to delay removing existing eruv at this time.

At a special meeting held on Monday, July 31, the Governing Body retained Special Counsel, Bruce Rosen, of the McKusker Law Firm, an experienced litigator in Federal courts, who has handled cases involving eruv installations.

Special Counsel is exploring all options available to the Borough.  The Governing Body will aggressively fight to enforce our ordinance.

This is a matter of excessive entanglement with religion and violation of municipal ordinances.  It is not directed at any particular religious group.  The Governing Body will not tolerate or countenance any anti-Semitic or otherwise discriminatory comments at our public meetings and urge residents to avoid any such statements on social media or elsewhere.  Such statements will not be helpful to the Borough’s position and are totally inappropriate.

On the advice of legal counsel, the Governing Body will not be making any further statements at this time but will keep residents informed as the case progresses.


As per request, I’ve also included documents from the initial Tenafly litigation (2000-2006):


U.S. District Court
District of New Jersey [LIVE] (Newark)
CIVIL DOCKET FOR CASE #: 2:00-cv-06051-WGB-MCA

TENAFLY ERUV ASSOCIA, et al v. BOROUGH OF TENAFLY, et al
Assigned to: Judge William G. Bassler
Referred to: Magistrate Judge Madeline C. Arleo
Demand: $0
Cause: 42:1983 Civil Rights Act
Date Filed: 12/15/2000
Date Terminated: 05/25/2005
Jury Demand: Plaintiff
Nature of Suit: 440 Civil Rights: Other
Jurisdiction: Federal Question
Movant
AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERITIES UNION OF NEW JERSEY represented by RONALD K. CHEN 
DEPARTMENT OF THE PUBLIC ADVOCATE
240 WEST STATE STREET
PO BOX 851
TRENTON, NJ 08625-0851
(609) 826-5090
Email: ronald.chen@advocate.state.nj.us
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Plaintiff
TENAFLY ERUV ASSOCIATION, INC. represented by RICHARD D. SHAPIRO 
HELLRING, LINDEMAN, GOLDSTEIN & SIEGAL, LLP
ONE GATEWAY CENTER
NEWARK, NJ 07102-5386
(973) 621-9020
Email: rshapiro@hlgslaw.com
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Plaintiff
CHAIM BOOK represented by RICHARD D. SHAPIRO 
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Plaintiff
YOSIFA BOOK represented by RICHARD D. SHAPIRO 
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Plaintiff
STEPHANIE DARDIK GOTLIEB represented by RICHARD D. SHAPIRO 
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Plaintiff
STEPHEN BRENNER represented by RICHARD D. SHAPIRO 
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
V.
Defendant
BOROUGH OF TENAFLY
THE
represented by THOMAS B. HANRAHAN 
HANRAHAN PACK, LLC
80 GRAND AVENUE, SUITE #2
RIVER EDGE, NJ 07661
(201) 525-1011
Email: thanrahan@hanrahanpacklaw.com
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDWALTER ANDREW LESNEVICH 
LESNEVICH & MARZANO-LESNEVICH, ESQS.
COURT PLAZA SOUTH
21 MAIN STREET, WEST WING
SUITE 250
HACKENSACK, NJ 07601
(201) 488-1161
Email: wal@lesnevichlaw.com
TERMINATED: 04/14/2004
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDWILLIAM R. MCCLURE 
PICINICH & MCCLURE
201 WEST PASSAIC ST.
SUITE 204
ROCHELLE PARK, NJ 07662
(201) 820-4595
Fax: (201) 820-4594
Email: wmcclure@picinichmcclure.com
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Defendant
ANN MOSCOVITZ
individually and in her official capacity as Mayor of the Borough of Tenafly
represented by GREGORY KARL MUELLER 
LAW OFFICES OF GREGORY K. MUELLER, PC
26 FRANKLIN STREET
TENAFLY, NJ 07670
(201) 567-4969
Fax: (201) 567-4793
Email: gmueller@muellerfirm.com
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDWALTER ANDREW LESNEVICH 
(See above for address)
TERMINATED: 04/14/2004
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Defendant
CHARLES LIPSON represented by WALTER ANDREW LESNEVICH 
(See above for address)
TERMINATED: 04/14/2004
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Defendant
MARTHA B. KERGE represented by GREGORY KARL MUELLER 
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDWALTER ANDREW LESNEVICH 
(See above for address)
TERMINATED: 04/14/2004
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Defendant
RICHARD WILSON represented by GREGORY KARL MUELLER 
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDWALTER ANDREW LESNEVICH 
(See above for address)
TERMINATED: 04/14/2004
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Defendant
ARTHUR PECK represented by GREGORY KARL MUELLER 
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDWALTER ANDREW LESNEVICH 
(See above for address)
TERMINATED: 04/14/2004
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Defendant
JOHN T. SULLIVAN
each individually and in their official capacities as COuncil Members of the Borough of Tenafly
represented by GREGORY KARL MUELLER 
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDWALTER ANDREW LESNEVICH 
(See above for address)
TERMINATED: 04/14/2004
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

 

Date Filed # Docket Text
12/15/2000 1 COMPLAINT filed; jury demand (Mem Sub) FILING FEE $ 150.00(dr) Modified on 12/18/2000 (Entered: 12/18/2000)
12/15/2000 2 NOTICE of Allocation and Assignment filed. Magistrate Judge RONALD J. HEDGES (dr) (Entered: 12/18/2000)
12/15/2000 3 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE RE: Why an Order should not be issued restraining & enjoining them until final determination of the action Show Cause Hearing set for 2:00 1/2/01 ( signed by Judge William G. Bassler ) n/m (sr) Modified on 08/20/2001 (Entered: 12/19/2000)
12/15/2000 4 Minute entry: Proceedings recorded by Ct-Reporter: Walter Perelli; Minutes of: 12/15/00; The following actions were taken, Hrg. on pltf’s appl for TRO/OTSC. Deft’s refuse to agree to a temporary stay. Opn. placed on the record. P.I. hrg. scheduled for 1/2/01 at 2:00p.m. By Judge William G. Bassler (sr) (Entered: 12/19/2000)
12/18/2000 5 BOND $ 2,500.00 entered by TENAFLY ERUV ASSOCIA RE: TRO (sr) (Entered: 12/20/2000)
12/22/2000 6 DECLARATION of Robert G. Sugerman, Esq. Re: admission pro hac vice (sr) (Entered: 12/22/2000)
12/22/2000 7 CONSENT ORDER, for Robert G. Sugarman, Esq. to appear pro hac vice ( signed by Judge William G. Bassler ) n/m (sr) (Entered: 12/22/2000)
01/08/2001 8 CONSENT ORDER, for Harris Yale, Esq. to appear pro hac vice ( signed by Judge William G. Bassler ) n/m (sr) (Entered: 01/09/2001)
01/08/2001 9 CONSENT ORDER, for Robert G. Sugarman, Esq. to appear pro hac vice ( signed by Judge William G. Bassler ) n/m (sr) (Entered: 01/09/2001)
01/12/2001 10 TRANSCRIPT of Proceedings taken on December 15, 2000 by Court Reporter Walter J. Perelli (DS) (Entered: 01/17/2001)
01/16/2001 11 CONSENT ORDER, extending temporary restraints , & scheduling adjourned date for Hearing on Order to Show Cause RE: Why an order should not be issued restraining & enjoining defts until final determination of the action to 2/15/01 at 10:00 a.m. , etc. ( signed by Judge William G. Bassler ) n/m (sr) (Entered: 01/18/2001)
01/18/2001 Deadline updated; show cause hearing for 10:00 2/15/01 (sr) (Entered: 01/18/2001)
02/21/2001 12 CONSENT ORDER extending temporaty restraints & scheduling adjourned date for hearing on Order to Show Cause RE: preliminary injunction to 4/30/01 at 10:00 a.m. ( signed by Judge William G. Bassler ) n/m (sr) (Entered: 02/22/2001)
02/22/2001 Deadline updated; show cause hearing for 10:00 4/30/01 (sr) (Entered: 02/22/2001)
02/28/2001 13 ANSWER to Complaint by BOROUGH OF TENAFLY, ANN MOSCOVITZ, CHARLES LIPSON, MARTHA B. KERGE, RICHARD WILSON, ARTHUR PECK, JOHN T. SULLIVAN (sr) (Entered: 02/28/2001)
03/06/2001 14 AMENDED ANSWER to Complaint by BOROUGH OF TENAFLY, ANN MOSCOVITZ, CHARLES LIPSON, MARTHA B. KERGE, RICHARD WILSON, ARTHUR PECK, JOHN T. SULLIVAN (sr) (Entered: 03/06/2001)
03/08/2001 15 DECLARATION w/attachments of Walter A. Lesnevich, Esq. on behalf of defts fld. (clerk’s note: duplicate of doc #16, doc#15 removed from file & forwarded to Chambers) (sr) Modified on 04/18/2001 (Entered: 03/08/2001)
04/06/2001 16 DECLARATION of Walter A. Lesenvich, Esq. RE: OTSC for preliminary injunction (brief sub). (sr) (Entered: 04/06/2001)
04/06/2001 17 DECLARATION of Walter A. Lesnevich, Esq. RE: OTSC for preliminary injunction (sr) (Entered: 04/06/2001)
04/06/2001 18 AFFIRMATION of Rabbi Hershel Schachter Re: OTSC for preliminary injunction (sr) (Entered: 04/06/2001)
04/06/2001 19 AFFIDAVIT of Jay Nelkin in support of pltfs’ appl for preliminary injunction (sr) (Entered: 04/06/2001)
04/06/2001 20 CERTIFICATION of Richard Shapiro, Esq. in support of pltf’s application for a preliminary injunction (brief sub). (sr) (Entered: 04/06/2001)
04/11/2001 21 CERTIFICATION of Richard D. Shapiro, Esq. on behalf of TENAFLY ERUV ASSOCIA, CHAIM BOOK, YOSIFA BOOK, STEPHANIE DARDIK GOTLIEB, STEPHEN BRENNER Re: appl for preliminary injunction (sr) (Entered: 04/12/2001)
04/19/2001 22 LETTER ORDER granting defts request to file respond papers by 4/24/01, & scheduling a conference with counsel 4/25/01 at 2:00 p.m., etc. ( signed by Judge William G. Bassler ) (sr) (Entered: 04/20/2001)
04/23/2001 23 Notice of MOTION for leave to participate as AMICUS CURIAE by AMERICAN CIVIL, Motion set for 5/29/01 on [23-1] motion w/cert of service . (Brief Subm) (sr) (Entered: 04/24/2001)
04/24/2001 24 AFFIDAVIT of JOSEPH DIGIACOMO w/attached exhibit A – Ordinance #99-24 “an ordinance to regulate garage sales w/in the Borough of Tenafly” on behalf of BOROUGH OF TENAFLY, ANN MOSCOVITZ, CHARLES LIPSON, MARTHA B. KERGE, RICHARD WILSON, ARTHUR PECK, JOHN T. SULLIVAN (DD) (Entered: 04/25/2001)
04/25/2001 26 Minute entry: Proceedings recorded by Ct-Reporter: Stan Rizman; Minutes of: 04/25/01; The following actions were taken, Status Conf. RE: P.I. Hrg. on 4/30/01. By Judge William G. Bassler (sr) (Entered: 04/27/2001)
04/26/2001 25 TRANSCRIPT of Proceedings taken on 4/25/01 (rd) (Entered: 04/26/2001)
04/30/2001 27 Minute entry: Proceedings recorded by Ct-Reporter: Walter Perelli; Minutes of: 4/30/01; The following actions were taken, hrg on pltf’s application for preliminary injunction , reset Preliminary Hearing for 10:00 5/1/01 By Judge William G. Bassler (ac) (Entered: 05/01/2001)
05/01/2001 28 Minute entry: Proceedings recorded by Ct-Reporter: Walter Perelli; Minutes of: 05/01/01; The following actions were taken, Hrg. on pltf’s appl. for Preliminary Injunction cont. Hrg. adj. until 5/8/01 at 2:30 p.m. By Judge William G. Bassler (sr) (Entered: 05/03/2001)
05/07/2001 29 AFFIDAVIT of Joseph DiGiacomo fld. (sr) (Entered: 05/08/2001)
05/08/2001 30 Minute entry: Proceedings recorded by Ct-Reporter: Walter Perelli; Minutes of: 05/08/01; The following actions were taken, Final witness to be heard on 5/14/01, pltf & deft’s additional brief due 6/15/01. Hrg adj. until 5/14/01 at 11:00 a.m. By Judge William G. Bassler (sr) (Entered: 05/10/2001)
05/11/2001 31 TRANSCRIPT of Proceedings taken on 4/30/01 by Court Reporter Walter Perelli (DS) (Entered: 05/14/2001)
05/11/2001 32 TRANSCRIPT of Proceedings taken on 5/8/01 by Court Reporter Waltter Perrelli (DS) (Entered: 05/14/2001)
05/11/2001 33 TRANSCRIPT of Proceedings taken on 5/1/01 by Court Reporter Walter Perelli (DS) (Entered: 05/14/2001)
05/14/2001 34 Minute entry: Proceedings recorded by Ct-Reporter: Walter Perelli; Minutes of: 05/14/01; The following actions were taken, Preliminary Injunction hrg. cont. Exhibits 21-33 admitted into evidence. Consent Order extending restraints fld. Hrg. adjourned until 7/19/01 at 10:00 a.m. By Judge William G. Bassler (sr) (Entered: 05/16/2001)
05/14/2001 35 CONSENT ORDER extending temporary restraints and Scheduling Order indicating supplemental briefs shall be fld. & served by the following dates: ACLU on or before 6/1/01; pltfs & defts on or before 6/15/01, etc. ( signed by Judge William G. Bassler ) n/m (sr) (Entered: 05/16/2001)
05/21/2001 36 TRANSCRIPT of Proceedings taken on 5/14/01 by Court Reporter Walter J. Perelli (DS) (Entered: 05/22/2001)
06/01/2001 37 CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE Re: letter brief of American Civil Liberities Union served upon counsel of record via mail (sr) (Entered: 06/04/2001)
06/05/2001 38 Notice of MOTION for Noah Feldman, Esq. to appear pro hac vice by BOROUGH OF TENAFLY, Motion set for 7/9/01 on [38-1] motion w/cert of service . (Brief/PO Subm) (sr) (Entered: 06/06/2001)
06/05/2001 39 CERTIFICATION of Walter A. Lesnevich, Esq. on behalf of BOROUGH OF TENAFLY Re: [38-1] motion for Noah Feldman, Esq. to appear pro hac vice (sr) (Entered: 06/06/2001)
06/13/2001 40 ORDER granting [38-1] motion for Noah Feldman, Esq. to appear pro hac vice ( signed by Magistrate Judge Madeline C. Arleo ) n/m (sr) (Entered: 06/14/2001)
06/20/2001 41 SUPPLEMENTAL CERTIFICATION w/exhibits of Richard D. Shapiro, Esq. on behalf of TENAFLY ERUV ASSOCIA, CHAIM BOOK, YOSIFA BOOK, STEPHANIE DARDIK GOTLIEB, STEPHEN BRENNER in support of application for preliminary injunction (brief sub). (sr) (Entered: 06/21/2001)
06/20/2001 42 CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE RE: pltf’s post hearing memorandum & certf. served upon counsel of record via Federal Express (sr) (Entered: 06/21/2001)
07/19/2001 43 Minute entry: Proceedings recorded by Ct-Reporter: Walter Perelli; Minutes of: 07/19/01; The following actions were taken, Oral argument on pltf’s appl. for PI. Court reserves decision. Temporary Injunction remains in effect until decision is final. By Judge William G. Bassler (sr) (Entered: 07/20/2001)
08/09/2001 44 OPINION fld. ( signed by Judge William G. Bassler ) (sr) (Entered: 08/10/2001)
08/09/2001 45 ORDER denying pltfs’ Motion for preliminary injunction, & temporary restraints currently in effect are dissolved. ( signed by Judge William G. Bassler ) n/m (sr) (Entered: 08/10/2001)
08/13/2001 46 ORDER, amending court’s Opinion entered 8/9/01 ( signed by Judge William G. Bassler ) n/m (sr) (Entered: 08/13/2001)
08/20/2001 47 Minute entry: Proceedings recorded by Ct-Reporter: Walter Perelli; Minutes of: 08/20/01; The following actions were taken, denying pltf’s appl for Stay of Opinion & Order filed 8/9/01, temporary stay granted pending 3rd Circuit decision of appl. for Stay. Appeal to be filed 8/20/01 & motion for Stay to be filed 8/24/01. By Judge William G. Bassler (sr) (Entered: 08/20/2001)
08/20/2001 48 ORDER granting temporary injunction pending Appeal ( signed by Judge William G. Bassler ) n/m (sr) (Entered: 08/20/2001)
08/20/2001 49 NOTICE OF APPEAL filed at 11:00 a.m. by (counsel for pltfs) TENAFLY ERUV ASSOCIA, CHAIM BOOK, YOSIFA BOOK, STEPHANIE DARDIK GOTLIEB, STEPHEN BRENNER Re: [45-1] order and [44-1] opinion. Fee Status: not paid. Copies of notice of appeal sent to Clerk, USCA and Attorney(s): RONALD K. CHEN, WALTER ANDREW LESNEVICH, RICHARD D. SHAPIRO (DS) (Entered: 08/21/2001)
08/24/2001 USCA appeal fees received $ 105.00; Receipt No. 303015 (DS) (Entered: 08/27/2001)
08/27/2001 50 NOTICE of Docketing ROA from USCA Re: [49-1] appeal USCA NUMBER: 01-3301 (DS) (Entered: 08/28/2001)
08/27/2001 USCA recvd appeal packet 8/22/01 (DS) (Entered: 08/28/2001)
09/07/2001 51 Transcript Purchase Order filed indicated transcript(s) already on file; RE: [49-1] appeal (DS) (Entered: 09/10/2001)
09/10/2001 Record complete for purposes of appeal. (DS) (Entered: 09/10/2001)
09/17/2001 USCA recvd cert list in lieu of record 9/14/01 (DS) (Entered: 09/17/2001)
09/19/2001 52 Certified Copy Of Order from the USCA granted appellants (Chaim Book, Yosifa Book & Stephen Brenner) motion for Injuction Pending Appeal & appellants (Tenafly Eruv Assc., Inc., Stephanie Dardick Gottlieb, & Stephen Brenner) motion for a Stay or Injunction Pending Appeal; appeal no. 01-3301 (cc chambers & courtroom deputy) (DS) (Entered: 09/20/2001)
09/19/2001 53 Certified Copy Of Order from the USCA granted motion of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty for leave to file Amicus Curiae Brief in support of Appellants’ Motion for Injunction Pending Appeal; appeal no. 01-3301 (cc chambers & courtroom deputy) (DS) (Entered: 09/20/2001)
10/30/2001 54 LETTER by Walter A. Lesnevich re: page 13 of brief (jd) (Entered: 10/30/2001)
10/30/2001 55 Supplemental AFFIRMATION of Jay Nelkin on behalf of TENAFLY ERUV ASSOCIA, et al in support of application for a preliminary injunction w/exhibits attached (jd) (Entered: 10/30/2001)
10/30/2001 56 STIPULATION and ORDER modifying the record to include a letter dated 3/14/96 from the Borough of Tenafly Administrator to Mr. Michael Parlamis ( signed by Judge William G. Bassler ) n/m (jd) (Entered: 10/30/2001)
01/02/2002 57 TRANSCRIPT filed [49-1] appeal for dates of 4/25/01 by Court Reporter Stanley B. Rizman (DS) (Entered: 01/02/2002)
12/03/2002 58 Copy of OPINION from USCA (ce) (Entered: 12/03/2002)
12/03/2002 59 JUDGMENT OF USCA (certified copy) reversing USDC judgment of August 10,2001 and directing USDC to issue the preliminary injunction requested by appellants/pla’s. Costs taxed in favor of Appellants/pla’s in the sum of $2,025.15 for Tenafly Eruv Assoc. & Stefanie Dardik Gottlieb and $316.40 for Chaim Book, Yosifa Book and Stephen Brenner. (ce) (Entered: 12/03/2002)
03/25/2003 60 ORDER on Mandate from USCA reversing USDC judgment of 8/10/01 and directing USDC to issue the preliminary injunction requested by appellants/pla’s. Costs taxed in favor of appellants/pla’s Tenafly Reuv Assoc. & Stephanie Dardik Gottlieb in the sum of $2,025.15 and $316.40 in favor of pla’s Chaim Book, Yosifa Book and Stephen Brenner (signed by Honorable William G. Bassler) (ce) Modified on 04/03/2003 (Entered: 04/03/2003)
05/20/2003 61 LETTER by US Supreme Court indicating that the petition for a writ of certiorari was filed on 4/18/03 as No. 02-1536 (ce) (Entered: 05/21/2003)
07/07/2003 62 LETTER by Supreme Court of U.S. denying petition for a writ of certiorari (no. 01-3301) (ce) (in-mg, ). (Entered: 07/08/2003)
10/14/2003 63 LETTER ORDER, status conference for 10:30 10/31/03 , settlement conference for 10:30 10/31/03 ( signed by Magistrate Judge Madeline C. Arleo ) (NM) (sr) (Entered: 10/15/2003)
12/17/2003 64 LETTER ORDER, final settlement conference for 3:00 1/26/04 ( signed by Magistrate Judge Madeline C. Arleo ) (NM) (sr) (Entered: 12/17/2003)
03/02/2004 65 LETTER ORDER In person Conference set for 3/15/2004 02:30 PM before Magistrate Judge Madeline C. Arleo.. Signed by Judge Madeline C. Arleo on 3/2/04. (sr, ) (Entered: 03/03/2004)
03/08/2004 66 LETTER ORDER dispositive moving papers due Motions due by 3/26/2004 ; responsive papers and cross-motions, reply papers due 4/26/04 and response to cross motions 5/28/04 and reply to cross motions by 6/15/04.. Signed by Judge Madeline C. Arleo on 3/4/04. (bl, ) (Entered: 03/08/2004)
04/14/2004 67 Substitution of Attorney – Attorney GREGORY K. MUELLER for ARTHUR PECK; JOHN T. SULLIVAN; RICHARD WILSON; MARTHA B. KERGE and ANN MOSCOVITZ added. Attorney WALTER ANDREW LESNEVICH terminated.. (sr, ) (Entered: 04/15/2004)
04/14/2004 68 Partial Substitution of Attorney fld. (sr, ) (Entered: 04/15/2004)
04/21/2004 69 NOTICE of Withdrawl of Counsel Bruce S. Rosen, Esq. on behalf of deft Borough of Tenafly (sr, ) (Entered: 04/22/2004)
04/30/2004 70 MOTION for Summary Judgment and Permanent Injunction by STEPHEN BRENNER, STEPHANIE DARDIK GOTLIEB, TENAFLY ERUV ASSOCIATION, INC., YOSIFA BOOK. (Attachments: # 1 brief# 2 pltf’s 56.1 statement# 3 appendix pt. 1# 4Appendix pt. 2# 5 Appendix pt. 2# 6 Appendix pt. 2# 7 Appendix pt.2# 8 Appendix pt. 3# 9 Appendix pt. 3# 10 Appendix pt. 3# 11 Appendix pt. 3# 12 Appendix pt. 3# 13 Appendix pt. 3# 14 appendix pt. 3# 15 Appendix pt. 4# 16 Appendix pt. 4)(sr, ) (Entered: 05/10/2004)
04/30/2004 Set deadline as to 70 MOTION for Summary Judgment. Motion Hearing set for 5/24/2004 10:00 AM before Judge William G. Bassler. (PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THIS MOTION WILL BE DECIDED ON THE PAPERS UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTIFIED BY THE COURT) (sr, ) (Entered: 05/10/2004)
05/26/2004 71 CROSS MOTION for Partial Summary Judgment by BOROUGH OF TENAFLY, MARTHA B. KERGE, CHARLES LIPSON, ANN MOSCOVITZ, ARTHUR PECK, JOHN T. SULLIVAN, RICHARD WILSON. (Attachments: # 1 proof of mailing# 2 defts Rule 56.1 statement of material facts# 3 brief in opposition to pltfs’ motion for summary judgment & in support of defts’ cross motion# 4 p/o)(sr, ) Modified on 5/27/2004 (sr, ). (Entered: 05/27/2004)
05/26/2004 72 MOTION for Leave to File & serve third party complaint by BOROUGH OF TENAFLY, CHARLES LIPSON. (Attachments: # 1 proof of service# 2 certification of William R. McClure, Esq.# 3 brief in support# 4 p/o)(sr, ) (Entered: 05/28/2004)
05/27/2004 Set Deadline as to 71 MOTION for Partial Summary Judgment. Motion Hearing set for 6/28/2004 10:00 AM before Judge William G. Bassler. (PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THIS MOTION WILL BE DECIDED ON THE PAPERS UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTIFIED BY THE COURT) (sr, ) (Entered: 05/27/2004)
05/28/2004 Set Deadline as to 72 MOTION for Leave to File. Motion Hearing set for 6/28/2004 10:00 AM before Judge William G. Bassler. (PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THIS MOTION WILL BE DECIDED ON THE PAPERS UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTIFIED BY THE COURT) (sr, ) (Entered: 05/28/2004)
06/28/2004 73 CONSENT ORDER granting appl to adjust the amended briefing schedule; etc. Signed by Judge Madeline C. Arleo on 6/28/04. (sr, ) (Entered: 06/29/2004)
06/29/2004 74 CROSS MOTION for Permanent Injunction by STEPHEN BRENNER, CHAIM BOOK, STEPHANIE DARDIK GOTLIEB, TENAFLY ERUV ASSOCIATION, INC., YOSIFA BOOK. (Attachments: # 1 brief in support# 2 Declaration of Robert C. Sugarman# 3cont.# 4 cont.# 5 cert. of service# 6 p/o# 7 pltfs’ opposition to defts’ Motion for leave to file 3rd pty cmp# 8 pltfs’ reply to defts’ opposition to pltfs’ Motion for summary judgment)(sr, ) (Entered: 07/01/2004)
07/01/2004 Set Deadline as to 74 MOTION for Permanent Injunction. Motion Hearing set for 7/26/2004 before Judge William G. Bassler. (PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THIS MOTION WILL BE DECIDED ON THE PAPERS UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTIFIED BY THE COURT) (sr, ) (Entered: 07/01/2004)
07/30/2004 75 defts’ reply BRIEF in opposition to pltfs’ motion for summary judgment and in support of defts’ cross motion for partial summary judgment filed by BOROUGH OF TENAFLY, MARTHA B. KERGE, CHARLES LIPSON, ANN MOSCOVITZ, ARTHUR PECK, JOHN T. SULLIVAN, RICHARD WILSON. (Attachments: # 1 proof of service)(sr, ) (Entered: 08/02/2004)
08/09/2004 76 Certification of of William R. McClure, Esq. on behalf of BOROUGH OF TENAFLY, CHARLES LIPSON Re in support of 72 Motion for Leave to File. (Attachments: # 1 brief# 2 proof of service)(sr, ) (Entered: 08/10/2004)
08/19/2004 Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Madeline C. Arleo : Status Conference call held on 8/19/2004. (jl, ) (Entered: 08/23/2004)
08/27/2004 77 ORDER quashing third party subpoenas & permitting pltfs to file reply memorandum in further support of cross motion. Signed by Judge Madeline C. Arleo on 8/27/04. (sr, ) (Entered: 08/30/2004)
08/27/2004 78 BRIEF in Support re 74 MOTION for Permanent Injunction filed by STEPHEN BRENNER, CHAIM BOOK, STEPHANIE DARDIK GOTLIEB, TENAFLY ERUV ASSOCIATION, INC., YOSIFA BOOK. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Robert G. Sugarman# 2cert. of service)(sr, ) (Entered: 08/30/2004)
12/21/2004 Motions No Longer Referred to Judge Madeline Cox Arleo: 72 MOTION for Leave to File. (jl, ) . (Entered: 12/21/2004)
02/28/2005 79 Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge William G. Bassler : Motion Hearing held on 2/28/2005 re 74 MOTION for Permanent Injunction filed by TENAFLY ERUV ASSOCIATION, INC.,, CHAIM BOOK,, YOSIFA BOOK,, STEPHANIE DARDIK GOTLIEB,, STEPHEN BRENNER,, 70 MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by TENAFLY ERUV ASSOCIATION, INC.,, YOSIFA BOOK,, STEPHANIE DARDIK GOTLIEB,, STEPHEN BRENNER,, 71 MOTION for Partial Summary Judgment filed by BOROUGH OF TENAFLY,, ANN MOSCOVITZ,, CHARLES LIPSON,, MARTHA B. KERGE,, RICHARD WILSON,, ARTHUR PECK,, JOHN T. SULLIVAN,. (Court Reporter Lisa Marcus.) (spc, ) (Entered: 03/07/2005)
03/10/2005 Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Madeline C. Arleo : Status Conference call held on 3/10/2005. (jl, ) (Entered: 03/23/2005)
03/18/2005 80 LETTER ORDER Settlement Conference set for 5/9/2005 11:00 AM before Magistrate Judge Madeline C. Arleo.. Signed by Judge Madeline C. Arleo on 3/11/05. (sr, ) (Entered: 03/18/2005)
03/31/2005 81 MEMORANDUM OPINION fld. Signed by Judge William G. Bassler on 3/31/05. (sr, ) (Entered: 03/31/2005)
03/31/2005 82 ORDER denying 72 Motion for Leave to File, denying 74 Motion for Permanent Injunction . Signed by Judge William G. Bassler on 3/31/05. (sr, ) (Entered: 03/31/2005)
03/31/2005 83 LETTER-ORDER administratively terminating 70 motion for summary judgment and 71 cross motion for partial summary judgment; etc. Signed by Judge William G. Bassler on 3/31/05. (sr, ) (Entered: 03/31/2005)
05/09/2005 Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Madeline C. Arleo : Settlement Conference held on 5/9/2005. (Miller, S) (Entered: 05/19/2005)
05/25/2005 84 ORDER DISMISSING CASE aas settled w/out costs & w/out prejudice. Signed by Judge William G. Bassler on 5/24/05. (sr, ) (Entered: 05/25/2005)
07/27/2005 85 ORDER extending the 60 day settlement order for an additional 60 days. Filed in wrong case on 7/28/2005.. Signed by Judge William G. Bassler on 7/27/2005. (spc, ) (Entered: 08/02/2005)
09/22/2005 86 ORDER extending the 60-day Order for an additional 60 day period.. Signed by Judge William G. Bassler on 9/23/05. (sr, ) (Entered: 09/22/2005)
12/06/2005 87 CONSENT ORDER extending the 60-day order. Signed by Judge William G. Bassler on 11/5/05. (sr, ) (Entered: 12/06/2005)
01/30/2006 88 ORDER that the 60-day order is extended for an additional 60 day period. Signed by Judge William G. Bassler on 1/26/06. (sr, ) (Entered: 01/30/2006)
03/09/2006 89 CONSENT ORDER FLD.. Signed by Judge William G. Bassler on 3/6/06. (sr, ) (Entered: 03/09/2006)
08/30/2006 90 SATISFACTION OF JUDGMENT against defendants for $2341.55 by TENAFLY ERUV ASSOCIATION, INC., CHAIM BOOK, YOSIFA BOOK, STEPHANIE DARDIK GOTLIEB, STEPHEN BRENNER. (SHAPIRO, RICHARD) (Entered: 08/30/2006)