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Wednesday, September 7, 2016


Hartford Democrats are battling.

Hartford Councilman John Gale informed members of the Hartford Democratic Town Committee by e-mail today , that he and Councilwoman Cynthia Jennings are  being sued by State Senator Eric Coleman
Here is Gale's e-mail:
       On August 10, 2016, I was sued by State Senator Eric D. Coleman when a state marshal left papers at my home.
2.      The law suit was filed in court last Friday, September 2, 2016.
3.      The suit against me arises from events surrounding the Democratic party primary election contest of August 12, 2014 between Shawn Wooden and Eric Coleman.
4.      Prior to that primary, on or about July 17, 2014, I filed a complaint with the State Elections Enforcement Commission (SEEC).  
5.      My complaint to the SEEC was that Senator Coleman used public funds to further his success in that primary election when he had the legislature pay for two district-wide mailers, one on July 11, 2014 and one on July 14, 2014.
6.      The SEEC determined (wrongly in my mind) that the mailers did not offend the normal scope of constituent mailers so as to merit additional scrutiny. 
7.      Senator Coleman now alleges that he suffered “insult, damage to reputation, intimidation, abuse, shock, embarrassment, humiliation, mental anguish and emotional pain and suffering” as a result of my filing this complaint with the SEEC.
8.      He is seeking economic and non-economic damages in excess of $15,000, including punitive, double and treble damages. 
9.      The counts against me sound in vexatious suit and malicious prosecution.
         He has also sued Cynthia Jennings.  She filed the same complaint as I did with the SEEC.
1      A copy of the law suit is attached.    

John Q. Gale

Here is the actual lawsuit filed:


Truth said...

John Gale is a punk and a lap dog for our amateur mayor.Cynthia Jennings lives in Windsor.

Mr Klean said...

Well, Cynthia Jennings should be sued for just being Cynthia Jennings. And as the the suit filed by Senator Coleman, he forgot to include intestinal blockage resulting from said charges. And Councilman Gale should be able to prove preexisting condition dating back several decades.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone have an inside as to when Mayor files for state receivership of Hartford? Probably after the elections and probably next year but most likely before the next budget is formulated.

Anonymous said...

Attorney Egbarin.


and this.

kind of wish Sen. Coleman found different counsel to bring this action.

Anonymous said...

can't wait to see the return of service. where did the marshal find cynthia to serve her?

Anonymous said...

Gale and Jennings--two long-time attorneys--would probably have known how their complaint would be received if they'd bothered to actually read the parameters and rules regarding legislative mailings. This reminds me of the attempt to remove the registrars, spearheaded by Wooden, another attorney who would have known how the judge would rule had he bothered to do his homework. Instead, a large sum of city money was spent on legal fees for this extended case. And after John Gale won his council seat, he also spent months pressing hard for council-appointed registrars; fortunately, he received zero support from his colleagues. The power-hungry and arrogant megalomaniac Wooden never had any problem getting Working Families Party councilor Jennings to vote consistently down the line with the Democrats on city council, on every resolution and ordinance. Gale had visions of becoming mayor, and then hopes of being council president, and then hopes of being sole majority leader, and finally hopes of being OMBLA chair...Nada to all of those hopes. As far as Senator Coleman's suit goes, he was indeed subjected to a lot of media scrutiny and reports following the filing of the complaints, and that was cause for embarrassment. Wooden is now out of city politics, and the two who agreed to act as his "messengers" in return for...who knows what?...have to take their lumps.

Anonymous said...

You Beat the Courant again with this one, only a day ahead of them this time though they are catching up

Democritus said...

pity - the idea of suing for slanderous campaign claims should be a stable of the courts. In this case it is not a starter.. Anyone has the right and responsibility to file a situation that may violate the various campaign, freedom of information, etc laws. That is the only way these whistleblower agencies can get involved. Before a complainant would have to hire a lawyer and sue in a court. This system is free, quicker and since the legislature established it to do exactly what happened her, post legal retaliation free. Now if the complainant went around outside a court, After the ruling claiming foul, then they would be liable.

Anonymous said...


That is kind of a long stretch, don't you think? To think Wooden the megalomaniac would waste his time having people do his bidding? No, I don't think so. But I'm surprised Gale would make such a complaint if he didn't feel he could win. Beats me.

Anonymous said...


Are you the voice of the night owl? WHO...WHO...WHO

You sound like an ole bitty sitting in a sowing circle yapping of whatever rises to the surface of your stream-of-conscace feeble mind. But you do have it right on the Jenning/Wooden match-up. Both derive from the Carrie Perry administration and such is their mutual admiration society. As to John Gale, too white too late. Only one Caucasian permitted to hold high office per 20 year cycle and Ole Beaver Face got there first.

Anonymous said...

@7:26AM Don't look now, but your ignorance is showing. I honestly don't give a damn about what you think of me, but here's some free advice courtesy of my feeble mind: You might have some itty-bitty smidgen of credibility if you'd learn how to spell. It's "biddy"--not "bitty"; "sewing"--not "sowing"; "consciousness"--not "conscace". I was thinking that it might be nice to meet you sometime, as I'm sure you're a scintillating conversationalist and a well-read person, and we could have an enjoyable exchange of ideas and debate the issues. But unfortunately, that would break my number 1 rule: I refuse to have a battle of wits with an unarmed person. Have a nice day!

Anonymous said...


I must admit, spelling was never one of my strong points. I always was the last included in the spelling bee team and the first one out. However, if you had any serious education behind your lazy butt, you might realize that poor spelling is not indictitive of IQ. But only an insecure little man like you, hiding behind an anonymous posting, would say this. Keep in mind that our devices sometimes react wrongly to mistaped keys.

No, I have no interest to meet you in person unless you pay me to insult you. Have your MasterCard or visa waiting.

Anonymous said...

Hey 12:59 am ,, Don't feel you need to defend yourself,,misspellings and not double-checking your work are key components for leadership positions in Hartford. Keep doing what your doing and you'll go far.

Anonymous said...


Lamo response. Figures. I have sustained myself throughout my life with no help from any government employment or corporation employment. Tell me padner, which disfunctional government or corporate organization do you slither out of every day at 4:30 sharp?

And don't lie.