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Monday, February 4, 2008

People for Open Government v. David Roberts

01-09-08 A-4926-05T1

We held that the plaintiffs, four individuals and the
organization of which they are members, have standing to pursue
this lawsuit in which they seek to compel the City of Hoboken,
its Mayor and members of the City Council, to enforce an anti-
"pay-to-play" ordinance enacted as a result of an initiative
effort in which all of the plaintiffs were heavily involved.
Garrou v. Teaneck Tryon, Co., 11 N.J. 294 (1953), does not
require that plaintiffs demonstrate any additional "special
damages" in these circumstances. We reverse the Law division
order dismissing plaintiffs' suit for lack of standing and
remand for consideration of other issues.