Suit filed against Zimmer bloggers
Hoboken411 Exclusive: The ENTIRE Zimmer Blogger Lawsuit
In it, attorneys document page after page of defamatory statements designed to harm the Bajardis, destroy their reputation and livelihood, break up their family and drive them out of Hoboken. This is exactly why Hoboken411 is proud to have in place a carefully managed comment policy which other (hundred-million dollar losing) corporate copy-cat sites fail miserably at.
Pincus: Call DYFS on the Bajardis
At the heart of the lawsuit is Nancy Pincus’ repeated attacks on two people she’s never even met: Lane and Kimberly Cardinal Bajardi. This appointed city official repeatedly encourages people to anonymously call the NJ State Division of Youth and Family Services to have the Bajardis’ 3-year old son forcibly removed from their home. Their sin? She thinks (wrongly) that they’re blogging on AOL Patch against the Mayor’s interests.
In filing the suit, the Bajardis are prepared to swear under oath that they do not anonymously post comments on Patch under any screen names including CuriousGal, prosbus, gettheledout44 and the others Pincus, Roman Brice and others have assigned to them. There are several posts like this in the suit, and many more on AOL Patch.
In addition to Pincus’ call to have the state take their son, another commenter “ThisMeansWar” reacts to Pincus by posting threats against the Bajardis’ child.
The Bajardis are asking the court to subpoena AOL Patch to identify ThisMeansWar and other screen names in an effort to protect their child. Pincus has blogged she has always wanted to shoot someone. Her use of gun violence analogies on her blog was the subject of a Hoboken Police Department investigation.
The suit includes Pincus’ public statements that Lane Bajardi is corrupt, was held in a holding cell by the FBI and is wanted in connection with a “Data Theft Ring” operated from City Hall. She and Brice also make some of the same false statements about Hoboken411. Bajardi categorically denies the claims, and many others in the suit. Pincus (and others) also repeatedly call on people to call the IRS anonymous tip line to report the Bajardis on false tax evasion charges. The list goes on and on, and each charge is refuted point by point in the 35-page legal document.
Pincus tries to get Bajardi fired
On her blog, on Patch and in email messages to his employer, Pincus attempted to get Bajardi fired by making false charges of bigotry and anti-Semitism against him. Bajardi, by the way, is Jewish, and stood up to Pincus’ Nazi-themed blog attacks. An excerpt from Pincus’s letter to Bajardi’s employer is included in the suit:
The lawsuit states when Pincus was asked by the employer for any proof what she wrote was true, she produced NONE.
Pincus admits malice toward Bajardi
The suit notes Pincus has actually publicly admitted she holds malice toward Bajardi.
There is much, much more in the lawsuit, and several well-known Hoboken figures are mentioned. It’s worth your time to read more than just what certain people with an agenda want you to see, or a few excerpts in a newspaper report. Makes you wonder what else the Mayor and her assigned soldiers are doing behind the scenes.
Hoboken Residents Stand Up Against Zimmer Bloggers
You most likely missed this, since only about 20 people in Hoboken get involved in the minutiae of local daily politics, but The Political Insider column, written by Augie Torres, revealed that two local residents are standing up to Mayor Dawn Zimmer’s cult of personality:
“I can’t end this column without mentioning the $2 million lawsuit Hoboken activist Lane Bajardi and his wife, Kimberly Cardinal Bajardi, filed against Nancy Pincus, a Zoning Board member … and a bunch of John Does. According to court papers, the complaint is that Lane Bajardi is made to look like he is an anti-Semitic political operative and FBI informant who engages in tax evasion.”
“There was a comment by Pincus on a Jan. 26, 2012 local blog story urging state officials to investigate the couple, saying their child “would be better off being raised by wolves,” according to the court documents. The subject of the online post was Mayor Dawn Zimmer’s State of the City address.
The Bajardis call the comments “false and defamatory.”
When a reporter talked to blogger Roman Brice about the lawsuit, the first thing Brice, aka “Da Horsey,” demanded to know was how the reporter acquired the filed papers. He wanted to know if it was “Augie.”
Et tu Roman. I did hear from sources that the effort to serve papers on the blogger is worthy of a “Bourne” movie.
A jury trial is being requested in this civil case. This would be entertainment.”
More on this story as it develops…