Judge rules in favor of Rider University in two lawsuits as Westminster Choir College students and alumni vow to appeal decision
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Judge rules in favor of Rider University in two lawsuits as Westminster Choir College students and alumni vow to appeal decision

Mercer County Superior Court Judge Robert Lougy on Monday dismissed two cases filed by Westminster Choir College students and alumni who argue that Rider University shouldn’t be able to move the choir college from Princeton and sell the property. A spokesperson for some of the plaintiffs, Constance Fee of the Westminster Choir College Foundation, issued…

Art collector sues Princeton University for backing out of $1 million deal
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Art collector sues Princeton University for backing out of $1 million deal

A New York City art collector has filed a lawsuit against Princeton University for breach of contract related to artworks the school agreed to buy in 2018. Princeton University allegedly agreed to pay art collector Vincent Fay just under $1 million for 17 pieces of art. The school paid him $472,500 in December of 2018,…

U.S. government seeks forfeiture of Alan Turing artifacts, including Princeton University diploma
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U.S. government seeks forfeiture of Alan Turing artifacts, including Princeton University diploma

The United States government is seeking to seize numerous items that belonged to the famous mathematician and computer scientist Alan Mathison Turing, including his 1938 doctorate diploma from Princeton University. Jason Dunn, the U.S. attorney for Colorado, filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of Colorado on Jan. 17 seeking…

Princeton couple accused of Ponzi scheme arrested for contempt of court in separate case

Princeton couple accused of Ponzi scheme arrested for contempt of court in separate case

A Princeton couple accused of selling investments in gas and oil projects to members of their social circle in Princeton as part of a Ponzi scheme has been arrested for contempt of court in a separate case in New York. Ford Graham, 56, a 1986 alumnus of Princeton University, and his wife, Katherine Graham, 55,…

More than 70 students at Westminster Choir College sue Rider University to stop sale of Princeton campus
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More than 70 students at Westminster Choir College sue Rider University to stop sale of Princeton campus

Another lawsuit has been filed to prevent Rider University from selling the Westminster Choir College campus in downtown Princeton. More than 70 students at the choir college have signed on to the lawsuit filed in Mercer County Superior Court on Tuesday that seeks to block the sale of the Westminster campus and keep the choir…

Third arrest made in illegal dumping investigation in Princeton
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Third arrest made in illegal dumping investigation in Princeton

A second employee who worked for the municipality of Princeton has been charged by the Mercer County Prosecutor in connection with the illegal dumping investigation in Princeton. Frank Casole, 60, was charged this week with being an accomplice to bribery in the second degree for allegedly being complicit in the illegal dumping scandal by aiding…

Ewing Township Police Officer and wife indicted in death of three-month-old daughter

Ewing Township Police Officer and wife indicted in death of three-month-old daughter

A Mercer County grand jury returned a three-count indictment this week charging a Ewing Township police officer and his wife in the December 2018 death of their three-month-old daughter, Hailey. Daniel Bannister, 31, was indicted on one count of first-degree murder. Catherine Bannister, 29, was indicted on one count of second-degree reckless manslaughter. The husband…

Judge issues temporary restraining order blocking Princeton Council from rescinding contract with sewer repair company
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Judge issues temporary restraining order blocking Princeton Council from rescinding contract with sewer repair company

Mercer County Superior Court Judge Mary Jacobson issued a temporary restraining order on Monday evening to stop the governing body of Princeton from rescinding a multi-million-dollar contract with a sewer repair contractor. The Princeton Council was slated to rescind a $2.75 million contract for sewer rehabilitation work on Spruce Street and Linden Lane with Integrated…

Contractor sues town of Princeton claiming company was only following officials’ orders when dumping on municipal property
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Contractor sues town of Princeton claiming company was only following officials’ orders when dumping on municipal property

Integrated Construction and Utilities of New Jersey, an Edison-based company that does sewer repair, demolition, and asbestos abatement work, has filed a lawsuit against the town of Princeton for planning to cancel a multi-million dollar contract because of allegations of illegal dumping on municipal property. According to court records, ICUNJ contends that the company was…

Grand jury indicts West Windsor man in connection with crash that killed TCNJ student

Grand jury indicts West Windsor man in connection with crash that killed TCNJ student

A Mercer County grand jury returned an eight-count indictment last week charging a West Windsor man with recklessly causing the death of College of New Jersey student Michael Sot. David Lamar, 23, was indicted on one count of first-degree aggravated manslaughter, one count of second-degree death by auto and six counts of second-degree assault by…

New Jersey joins suit against 20 drug companies that allegedly conspired to raise prices on more than 100 generic drugs
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New Jersey joins suit against 20 drug companies that allegedly conspired to raise prices on more than 100 generic drugs

New Jersey and a coalition of 43 other states have filed a lawsuit accusing 20 generic drug companies of conspiring to artificially inflate the prices of more than one hundred generic drugs, in violation of federal and state antitrust and consumer protection laws. Eleven of the pharmaceutical companies named in the lawsuit are based in…

Millstone man hacked women’s accounts and stole sexually explicit videos and nude photos

Millstone man hacked women’s accounts and stole sexually explicit videos and nude photos

A Millstone man has been sentenced to five years in prison for hacking into the private cloud-based accounts of two women and stealing sexually explicit videos and photos of them that he then posted on publicly accessible sites. Patrick Farrell, 37, pleaded guilty to charges of second-degree computer theft and was sentenced this week. An…

New Jersey Attorney General launches a statewide conviction review unit and cold case network
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New Jersey Attorney General launches a statewide conviction review unit and cold case network

The New Jersey Attorney General’s Office is creating two statewide initiatives to promote public safety and strengthen the public’s confidence in the criminal justice system: a statewide conviction review unit and a statewide cold case network. The conviction review unit will be funded partially with a U.S. Department of Justice grant.  The new unit will…

Princeton University basketball player’s municipal court date rescheduled for March 4
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Princeton University basketball player’s municipal court date rescheduled for March 4

A star Princeton University men’s basketball player who allegedly punched a campus police officer in the Wawa last month is scheduled to appear in municipal court on March 4 at 1 p.m.. Devin Cannady, Princeton’s leading scorer who ranks fifth on the university’s all-time scoring list, was arrested after a confrontation with customers and police…

NJ court: Government agency can’t ‘bank’ property for unspecified potential future redevelopment
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NJ court: Government agency can’t ‘bank’ property for unspecified potential future redevelopment

The New Jersey Appellate Division has issued a ruling preventing the state’s Casino Reinvestment Development Authority from seizing a home in a low-income section of Atlantic City near the Absecon Lighthouse for an unspecified future redevelopment. Today the court affirmed an Atlantic County Superior Court judge’s ruling that the condemnation of a residential property next…

Tentative settlement reached in Princeton police officers’ lawsuit
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Tentative settlement reached in Princeton police officers’ lawsuit

The municipality of Princeton has reached a tentative settlement with seven police officers who sued the town. The officers alleged that they were harassed by a former police chief . The settlement avoids a potentially lengthy and costly trial. The governing body for the municipality still must approve the agreement, and is expected to do…

NJ Bureau of Securities sues Princeton couple for allegedly defrauding members of their social circle through investment scams (updated)
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NJ Bureau of Securities sues Princeton couple for allegedly defrauding members of their social circle through investment scams (updated)

The New Jersey Bureau of Securities has filed a lawsuit against a Princeton couple alleging that the pair schemed to fraudulently sell investments in gas and oil projects to members of their social circle in the local community. The couple allegedly spent a significant portion of the investor funds on luxury vacations, country club payments,…

State medical board temporarily suspends license of doctor who allegedly indiscriminately authorized medicinal marijuana for thousands of patients

State medical board temporarily suspends license of doctor who allegedly indiscriminately authorized medicinal marijuana for thousands of patients

The New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners temporarily suspended the license of a physician participating in the state’s medicinal marijuana program amid allegations that he created a multi-million dollar enterprise by indiscriminately authorizing marijuana use for thousands of patients he met in hotel conference centers across the state.  Dr. Anthony Anzalone, 66, who has been…