When Not Working for Paying Clients, Lawyer Is Suing Officials ... and Growing Veggies
Posted Mar 15, 2010 2:33 PM CDT
By Martha Neil
Larry Loigman has a general practice in New Jersey.
But the 55-year-old Middletown practitioner is best-known for what amounts to volunteer work litigating against local government, reports the Asbury Park Press.
From alleged fiscal mismanagement by government officials to illegal duck crossings, Loigman doesn't hesitate to step in and file suit if he believes legitimate issues aren't being addressed, the newspaper recounts.
Although critics complain that he can bring government to a standstill, requiring a great deal of time and money to be spent on issues of little, if any, merit, Loigman says it is a good citizen's responsibility to become involved and hold officials accountable.
Asked by the Asbury Park Press to estimate how many government lawsuits he's filed, Loigman finally decided that 50 was about right. "Fifty in 30 years, so it's not that many," he says.
In his free time, the George Washington University Law School graduate enjoys growing vegetables, the newspaper notes.
Hat tip: The Telegraph.