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City of Camden v. Civil Service Commission

Decided: January 19, 1943.

THE CITY OF CAMDEN, A MUNICIPAL CORPORATION, PROSECUTOR,
v.
CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION AND WILLIAM J. SHEPP, DEFENDANTS



On certiorari.

For the prosecutor, Gene R. Mariano.

For the defendant, William J. Shepp, pro se.

Before Justice Case, Donges and Colie.

Colie

The opinion of the court was delivered by

COLIE, J. Certiorari was allowed to review an order of the Civil Service Commission setting aside the action of the Director of Revenue and Finance of the City of Camden dismissing William J. Shepp from the position of assistant city counsel and directing the Director of Revenue and Finance to restore him to his pay and position as assistant city counsel. The order of the Civil Service Commission was retroactive to July 15th, 1942, the date of his dismissal or removal.

The defendant commenced his service on May 1st, 1938. The mayor of Camden having written a letter to the Civil Service Commission as follows:

"April 27th, 1938.

This is to advise you of the appointment of William J. Shepp, Esq., as Assistant City Council, effective May 1st, 1938, at a salary of $2,400 per year less the usual 5% deduction. I will thank you to mark your records to this effect."

The defendant continued to perform services as assistant city counsel until he received a letter from the Director of Revenue and Finance reading:

"July 14th, 1942.

Dear Mr. Shepp:

You are hereby advised that your services in the Legal Bureau, Department of Revenue and Finance, will not be ...


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