The town of Bridgewater, NJ went to great lengths to prove that stubbornness isn't a character flaw, but rather a costly reward unto itself, after they ended up in a fight with one resident over a $5 fee for a CD. Tom Coulter filed a complaint with the New Jersey Government Record Council in October 2008 arguing that he should pay the actual cost of the CD, 96 cents, to get a recording of a council meeting, not the $5 he was charged. The state council agreed recently; altogether, the town of Bridgewater paid more than $14,000 in legal fees defending the case, and had to pay $3,500 to Coulter for his legal fees. Adding insult to injury, the town had to give him a $4.04 refund too.
Town Spends $17K Over $5 Argument With Resident
Recent in News
Featured in News
"It puts more of a burden on New York — puts more of a burden on 49 other states."
Read More In: