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.

Iron Mike December 13, 2012 at 12:32 AM
If you feel that strongly about the town John, - maybe you should use your real name?
Eileen Cushing-Craig December 13, 2012 at 01:15 PM
My Christmas wish for Chelmsford is that Roland Van Liew will finally decide to take his millions and put them to good use, such as funding cancer research, contributing toward building a new hospital wing, helping any number of local charitable organizations, feeding the poor, tending to the lonely...there is so much good that could be done with that money and I find it so sad that he can't just move on and do something good for the town (and for himself).
Benjamin Tracy December 13, 2012 at 03:12 PM
RVL could also contribute to his own family's foundation: http://www.vanliewfamilyfoundation.org Think of how much better the world would be if he had spent all his lawyer money there instead!
Benjamin Tracy December 13, 2012 at 03:17 PM
Oh, and by the way Mr. Doe - 60/40 is pretty impressive considering RVL put up $100K trying to dupe people into voting for it. I bet Choose Chelmsford didn't spend anywhere near that much.
John Doe December 13, 2012 at 04:28 PM
Ben, I hope the kool-aid tastes good!


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