Sunday, January 12, 2014

Bridgegate: New Jersey residents Sue Gov Christie and the State

North New Jersey residents slapped Gov. Christie and the main players in the George Washington Bridge roadblock scandal with a class action lawsuit Thursday over the traffic jams engineered last year to punish the Democratic mayor of Fort Lee. 
Zachary Galicki, Joy Galicki, Eli Galicki, Robert Arnold, Kim Joscelyn and Elizabeth Psaltos, all of Bergen County, claim they were “deprived of life, liberty and property for several hours” due to the roadblocks thrown up near the bridge from Sept. 9 to Sept. 13.
The nightmare made them late for work and caused them undue stress, they allege. Joy Galicki, 50, said she commutes daily with her husband, Eli, to their jewelry supply business in Midtown. 
“I was actually panicking,” the Fort Lee woman said. “There were no cops. No signs. No one to direct us. It came out of nowhere. I had such anxiety my husband had to pull over so I could vomit.”
The complaint filed Thursday names Christie, his disgraced ex-Deputy Chief of Staff Bridget Anne Kelly, the state of New Jersey, the Port Authority and former authority honchos and Christie pals David Wildstein and Bill Baroni. 
The plaintiffs are seeking unspecified damages on the grounds that the roadblocks violated their constitutional rights to due process and freedom of movement. They claim the defendants also showed disregard and failed to property train or supervise their employees.
Read the rest of the story HERE.

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