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Bellmawr Agrees to Settle Wrongful Termination Lawsuit

The Borough of Bellmawr agreed to pay $32,500 to settle a lawsuit filed by Eric Heidrich, who had been working as an EMT and was terminated on February 26, 2013.

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Screenshot from Bellmawr Council’s September 24, 2015 meeting minutes.

Council Minutes 9-24-15

In the Complaint filed in Camden County Superior Court, Heidrich, claimed that he was retaliated against and wrongfully terminated. He sued for compensatory damages, punitive damages, interest, costs, and attorney fees.

The settlement was paid by the borough’s insurance company.

As part of the settlement agreement and general release that were received in response to an Open Public Records Request (OPRA), Heidrich agreed to the terms of the settlement, which state that he agrees to refrain from applying for a job with the Borough of Bellmawr.

The settlement agreement also states that the Borough of Bellmawr did not admit liability and wanted to avoid further litigation.

Heidrich’s attorney’s fees, costs, and expenses were included as part of the settlement.

The case was captioned Eric Heidrich vs. Borough of Bellmawr, Docket Number L-4438-14. Heidrich was represented by Anthony DiMento of Elkind, Cohen & DiMento of Cherry Hill, N.J.