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Ex-Port Authority Chairman's Law Firm Drops County as Client Amid GWB Scandal

David Samson resigned from his post as Port Authority chairman last week.

Samson. Patch file photo.
Samson. Patch file photo.

The law firm headed by ex-Port Authority Chairman David Samson is no longer representing Bergen County in an ongoing lawsuit. NorthJersey.com reported that the West Orange law firm, Wolff & Samson, dropped the county as a client after the Freeholder Board demanded last month that Samson step down from his post in the wake of the George Washington Bridge scandal.

According to the report, the firm recently informed the county that it would no longer be representing Bergen and the Bergen County Improvement Authority in their lawsuit against the Bergen Regional Medical Center. 

In the ongoing case, the county is seeking Medicare reimbursements and documents that could shed light on what will happen when BCMC’s lease expires in 2017, the report said. The firm said the recent freeholder actions regarding Samson created a conflict of interest, the report said.

On March 4, the freeholders wrote a letter calling for Samson to quit or be fired, reports say. Last week, Samson reportedly resigned from the position after various other conflict of interest allegations.

Samson’s firm was not representing the county in any other suits, the report said. The freeholders have replaced the firm with Archer Greiner, it said.

Ottmar Pak April 04, 2014 at 08:07 AM
Baroni's new law firm is chomping at the bit. Once the cooling off period passes, look for their public business to flourish.
Inspector123 April 04, 2014 at 08:38 AM
How much are the taxpayers into for this one?
Peter B Campbell April 04, 2014 at 10:16 AM
Is this story really going to be the focus of your existance? If so why don't you call your News service "The Sokolich Propergander Bureau"? No one gives a crap anymore. It's over! Tell Hillary's supporters to explain Bengazi. Mack Campbell
Jean April 04, 2014 at 10:26 AM
C'mon everybody...Fort Lee shouldn't have to wait in traffic...that's what the little people do on the approaches to the bridge from the highways...courtesy of fortunately Fort Lee's demands. So, what's new in New Jersey?
Ottmar Pak April 04, 2014 at 11:53 AM
Telling the sane people here that the Christie scandal is about traffic would be like us telling you that Benghazi is just about a Youtube video.

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