Oh dear, who got thrown under that BUS?
It's... it's...Anthony 'Stick' Romano! Oh, the humanity!
The horrible bus accident occurred on "Exhibit C" of the Biancamano, et. al v Farina, et. al, which was filed by Attorney Steve Kleinman in Hudson County Superior Court on April 17, 2017.
|Biancamano, et. al v Farina, et. al- "EXHIBIT C"|
"Exhibit C" is a text exchange furnished by Plaintiff Biancamano for his sore-loser lawsuit (or "WAH-suit") Biancamano, et. al v Farina, et. al; his co-Plaintiff is Committeewoman Ines Garcia-Keim.
Both are elected Democratic Committee-persons for Ward/District 2-1-- but not for long!
Here is why they filed their WAH-suit: Biancamano and his sore-loser running mate Ines Garcia Keim were rejected from the HCDO line; their delicately-calibrated egos couldn't stand being in ballot-exile. Even worse, their opponents the Dallaras, are active, popular members of the Hoboken community; Sheillah, a BoE Trustee, is the mom of an autistic child and heavily involved in Special Needs Programs for kids in the Hoboken Public Schools.
Therefore, it is unlikely that Biancamano and Keim could prevail in an honest race against such opponents. In fact, the June 6 election would resemble a live burial.
So, since the "Plaintiffs" can't win an election honestly, they seized upon an administrative error- the late filing of their petitions to mount a WAH-suit.
The Defendants of the sore-loser WAH-suit are:
(1) the Hoboken City Clerk Jimmy Farina,But I digress... back to the bus accident!
(2) the Hudson County Clerk, Barbara Netchert, and
(3) the Dallaras
The "Exhibit C" text depicts Hoboken's Deputy Clerk "Jerry" correcting misinformation he'd given Biancamano on the petition filing day (it's in the complaint). Accordingly, "Jerry" notifies Biancamano that in fact, he is running opposed, and he is not on the HCDO line.
But, "Jerry" is not named in the complaint, so what does the text prove? In GA's opinion...
There appears to be no value in making this text a public document, except for exposing and embarrassing Stick Romano because it suggests that Stick is coordinating with Biancamano against the interests of his own (HCDO) slate. The text gives the appearance that Stick is helping a friend get back on the 'line' (which can only happen if 2-1 candidates, the Dallaras, are challenged).
Why would a friend drag Stick's name into this legal mess? If the complaint goes to court, Stick may be called as a witness.
Moreover, who sues over 2 political committee candidates is absurd- especially since it has negligible impact on the overall imbalance imbalance between the HCDO (67 candidates) and "Other" slate (52candidates).
Sorry, but its a shitty ward-district race. Does it really merit a 63-page complaint, and a bus ride over Stick Romano?
By the way, WAH-suits don't come cheap. Who do you think is paying?
GA doesn't know. But an interesting coincidence: the sore losers' attorney has made numerous courtroom appearances on behalf of wealthy ex-Councilwoman Beth Mason, and as an on-call legal consultant in Bajardi v Pincus discovery emails.
Another Hoboken coincidence!