Hoboken contractor files lawsuit claiming they’re owed $266,640 in unpaid invoices


GovPilot, a Hoboken contractor, has filed a lawsuit claiming they’re owed $266,640 in unpaid invoices as part of a five-year agreement with the city.

Screenshot via GovPilot.com.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

The 17-page, six-count suit was filed in Hudson County Superior Court on Monday and alleges breach of contract, claim on book account, payment of goods delivered and/or services performed, payment of reasonable value of goods delivered, breach of promise, and claim for unjust enrichment.

“Defendant, City of Hoboken, and Plaintiff, Property Pilot LLC d/b/a GovPilot, entered into certain contracts whereby Plaintiff was to supply Defendant with goods and/or services including the use of proprietary software. The Defendant agreed to pay the Plaintiff for the aforementioned goods and/or services,” the court filing says.

“Plaintiff delivered the goods and/or performed the services mentioned herein above. The price of said goods and/or services was $53,328.00 per year for a term of five (5) years. Defendant has unpaid invoices in the amount of $266,640.00 + interest and attorney’s fees, of which the entire amount for the five years of the agreement remains due and owing.”

The lawsuit, where GovPilot is represented by Douglas S. Schwartz – a partner at Roseland-based law firm Sisselman & Schwartz LLP – does not go into the specifics of what alleged services were rendered or when.

However, their website describes their product as “modern government management software that streamlines operations and services by automating processes, unifying data, and engaging constituents.”

Furthermore, a profile by Innovations of the World says that GovPilot offers more than 125 modules for various constituent services such as licensing, inspections, tax inspections, and public records requests – among other things.

“In fact, since early 2020, GovPilot has been offering cybersecurity advisory services to local governments nationwide, given the alarming increase in ransomware attacks,” GovPilot Vice President of Product James Delmonico said in the profile.

“Additionally, GovPilot has been certified by the State of New Jersey to provide a Mod IV tax assessment module for New Jersey municipalities.”

Other GovPilot clients in New Jersey have included Atlantic City, Jersey City, Paterson, and Trenton.

A city spokeswoman did not return an email seeking comment, though the city does not typically comment on pending litigation.

Warning: A non-numeric value encountered in /home/hcvcp/public_html/wp-content/themes/Hudson County View/includes/wp_booster/td_block.php on line 353


  1. Here we go again. I’m never sure if this administration is so incompetent that they don’t have the capacity to do anything correctly, the kind of thing that happens when you put an inexperienced junior level employee in the B.A. position. Or, if they are so full of hubris that they believe that don’t have to do anything that they don’t want to including paying bills when they become due.

    • Maybe it’s not only junior level overpaid employees like a BA who specialized in non-profit work. Maybe the vendor forgot to make donations to the second floor occupant of the mayor’s office?

  2. Hoboken, wake up!

    This is what you get when you have a corrupt mayor who was censured by the State of NJ for not paying his former employees backed by a team of councilwomen who would rather misdirect and mislead than provide you “longer runways.”

    In 2018, when DeFusco thought for himself, he actually proposed an Ethics Board which would have caught this type of behavior. It’s the same story with the quid pro quo Hilton hotel lawsuit, Nixle emails, and soon-to-be lawsuit from Fund for a Better Waterfront – all of which the mayor lost (or will lose) yet he still feels entitled to use your tax dollars to appeal. (In case you weren’t aware, the Maritime Park will never happen as Ravi worked out a backroom deal with NY Waterways to stay in their 5-year lease, without paying taxes, indefinitely).

    “But Bhalla did not make the required deposits, leaving Bentsen’s IRA underfunded by $6,208 for the two years, according to the December decision. Bhalla also failed to remit Bentsen’s 2008 Social Security withholding taxes, totaling $4,000, until 2013 or 2014, the decision says.

    Bhalla did not take any steps to remedy Bentsen’s financial situation until he was interviewed by the Office of Attorney Ethics seven years after the issue arose, the decision says.”