Bayonne resident requests withdrawal from suit asking out-of-towners to be removed

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A Bayonne resident has asked a Hudson County Superior Court clerk to remove him from a lawsuit asking for out of town employees to be fired from City Hall, due to a ordinance that says city directors must live in the Peninsula City. Michael Morris

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Michael Morris, along with former city business Administrator Pete Cresci, filed a lawsuit in April that says numerous city employees including Corporation Counsel Jay Coffey, Business Administrator Joe DeMarco and Police Chief Drew Niekrasz, should be terminated since they do not live in Bayonne.

However, on May 23rd, Morris filed a hand written letter with the Hudson County Superior Court clerk requesting that his name be withdrawn “with prejudice.”

Reached over the phone this morning, Morris declined to comment beyond what was in the letter.

Cresci told Hudson County View that he had no plans of stepping away from the lawsuit and declined to comment further.

City officials have declined to discuss ongoing litigation.