Kane Tries Murtha v. N.J. to Settlement

Michael G. Kane

Admitted DC, NY, VA, MD, NJ

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Cashdan & Kane is pleased to report that its client Thomas Murtha settled his Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA) case against the State of New Jersey May 30, 2012 on the sixth day of a jury trial in front of Judge Rothschild. As part of the settlement the State will pay Murtha $127,500 as compensation for Murtha’s claims that the State retaliated against him by transferring him to a distant work location and denying him a promotion because he objected to his employer’s actions concerning workplace violence. Murtha will continue to work in the Department of Community Affairs as a Supervisor of Amusement Ride inspectors. The case was captioned as Murtha v. State of New Jersey, et. al. Essex County L-6317-08.

The case settled after the parties completed examination of the State’s second witness.

Murtha was represented at trial by Michael G. Kane, Esq. 908-264-9331.