Jun 16, 2020

Appellate Win for Cranford in Complex Discrimination Case

In the 2018-2019 edition of Schenck Price's Year in Review, we reported on a complex discrimination case in which Marine veteran Frankie Rivera applied to Cranford Township's Career Fire Department and was not hired. He sued the Township, alleging that it had discriminated against him because of a disability and alleged that the Fire Department psychological test was illegal.  The pre-trial demand was in excess of $2 million. John Ursin, assisted by Sandra Calvert Nathans and Cynthia Flanagan, obtained a "no cause" jury verdict in favor of the Township after a three-week trial.

The verdict was appealed to the Appellate Division.  Schenck Price handled the Appeal for Cranford Township, with John Ursin appearing at the oral argument. On June 12, the Superior Court of New Jersey Appellate Division ruled in favor of Cranford, bringing this long and fiercely contested claim to an end.