Former Paterson councilman Tavarez’s defamation lawsuit moving to trial

Former councilman Julio Tavarez’s defamation lawsuit against his ex-colleagues has been scheduled for trial in the Passaic County Superior Court. He filed the lawsuit claiming a no confidence measure passed against him damaged his reputation in the Paterson community.

Tavarez’s case is scheduled for trial on January 8th, 2018 at the Passaic County Courthouse. Council members, who are expected to discuss the case in a closed-door meeting next week, have received notices to appear before judge Thomas Brogan for a hearing.

Some expected the lawsuit to be dismissed long ago without a trial.

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Source: Paterson Times

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