Retired New Jersey Supreme Court Justice Gary Stein received approximately $829,000 while he served as the conservator overseeing the sale of Tropicana Casino and Resort, and his firm, Pashman Stein, received approximately $1.2 million.
plication may be dismissed according which reversed the appellate decision, to the terms of his contract without go- found an employee who was terminat- ECONOMIC INDICATORS ing through the grievance procedure ed “during his probationary period did called for in a collective bargaining not have the right to access the griev- agreement, according to a state Su- ance provisions of the collective bar- New Jersey Contract Sales Activity preme Court decision last week that gaining agreement.” – Martin C. Daks 2008 v 2009 overturned an appellate panel ruling. 8,000 In August 2004, Juan Anaya ap- 7,000 CORRECTIONS plied for a position as a bus cleaner with 6,000 NJ Transit. The job, which was covered The New Jersey stimulus program Contract Sales n by a collective bargaining agreement will fund nearly $1.2 billion in South 5,000 with Amalgamated Transit Union, Lo- Jersey projects from the state De- 4,000 cal 880, required applicants to disclose partment of Transportation, Schools any violations or other trouble with the Development Authority and Board 3,000 law and provided for dismissal for “any of Public Utilities. A July 13 article, 2,000 omission or willful misstatement.” “South Jersey construction fueled by In September, NJ Transit hired public sector,” was incorrect in identi- 1,000 Anaya. But a month later, during a fying the government source of stim- 0 probation period, a background check ulus funding for those projects. JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC uncovered information “inconsistent n Retired New Jersey Supreme Court with his employment application,” and Justice Gary Stein received approxi- 2008 Contract Sales 2009 Contract Sales NJ Transit fired him. mately $829,000 while he served as Given that the deﬁnition of a housing recovery will be marked by more homes selling and fewer to choose from, the New Jersey Both an arbitrator and a superi- the conservator overseeing the sale of market is continuing toward stabilization. In May, contract sales continued to rise by equaling the pace from one year ago, and appear or court judge sided with NJ Transit, Tropicana Casino and Resort, and poised to exceed last year’s sales pace soon. Such a breakthrough above the prior year’s pace has occurred three times in the past ﬁve but an appellate panel ruled that sub- his firm, Pashman Stein, received years — in early 2007 and again in July 2007 — as the market attempted to stabilize before being swamped by mortgage foreclosures. stantive arbitration qu
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