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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — While a court is set to hear the appeal of Brian Berger’s amotion, the question arises about how much the county will spend on hiring an attorney for the case.

Monday night, New Hanover County Commissioner Jonathan Barfield told WWAY the county is expecting to spend at least $5,000 of taxpayer money on attorney fees. Barfield didn’t have an exact dollar amount on what the process will cost.

A judge will decide July 16th if the vote to use amotion to oust Berger from office was appropriate.

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2015 years 10 months ago

Mr. Berger continues to be paid; the county continues his health insurance as well as other monthly allowances.

I would like to see, if this goes to higher ground, the Commission forced to allow Mr. Berger to resume his seat and place his picture and information back on the County website.

And of course the longer this drags on, the longer Ward & Smith issues fee bills for service rendered.

I wonder too, as Woody allowed this and is the mastermind behind this, could he be subject to action by the Bar?

2015 years 10 months ago

Agree with all this political thug is a weasel who should be voted out.
If there is justice he will be rebuked for his tactics in this matter- but what should we expect from the slime who smeared Bozeman?

2015 years 10 months ago

you are misreading.

Ward & Smith has to do something to show value for the thousands which they will receive.

Look for a continuance to allow them time to get up to speed — possible.

IN all honesty, regardless how the Judge finally rules, it will not be the day of the hearing.

He’s going to take it under advisement for a ruling way down the road. Needs time to consider all apsects of an issue and a topic which has not been in a courtroom in 80 or 90 years.

Brian will be getting checks for the future. Now, will Berger’s attorney be astute enough to file a brief requiring the Council to allow Berger to resume his chair pending an outcome?

Something to think about. Berger has been quiet of late; the retired State Senator and his pet Froggy have not been heard from.

Something needs to happen to give WWAY someting seemy and seedy to report on.

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2015 years 10 months ago

In the educated words Prakash Javadekar once spoke….
“He (assBERGER)has forfeited his right to occupy the office he holds and we demand that he should resign forthwith”!
Here! Here!

2015 years 10 months ago

Your comment stating that Brian will have no appeal is not true. If he loses he will appeal to the NC Court of Appeal, also the county can it to when they lose, if they decide to spend more of the county money.


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