Van Liew Lawsuit Against Selectmen Will Be Appealed, Public Records Case Dismissed
The two cases are part of several Van Liew has pending related to the 9 North Road issue.
Chelmsford Patch has learned from Chelmsford town manager Paul Cohen that a lawsuit between Roland Van Liew and Chelmsford's Board of Selectmen regarding the 9 North Road project will be appealed, following its dismissal last month.
The case, which stemmed from lingering concerns he held regarding improprieties with the 9 North Road property, was also at the heart of a recall campaign against four of the five Selectmen in 2011.
In a separate memorandum issued by Middlesex County Superior Court judge Maynard Kirpalani released last week regarding a suit by Van Liew seeking public records from the town, a motion to dismiss was upheld.
Additionally, a separate motion by Van Liew mentioned by Kirpalani to dismiss a letter to the Superior Court that the town claimed to show a lack of jurisdiction over the subject matter in the case.
Kirpalani stated the plantiff's motivations in that letter may be relevant to the merits of the case, but they were not relevant to the question of subject matter jurisdiction, which he used as reasoning to deny a continuance of the case last week.
Chelmsford Patch will have more on this story as it becomes available.