(ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, FL) September 15, 2023 – éclat Law, a leading Florida-based law firm, has launched a robust civil action on behalf of Michelle Wojciechowski against the City of New Port Richey (NPR), NPR City Attorney Timothy Driscoll, and NPRPD & Code Enforcement Officer Charles Morgan. The eight-count complaint alleges substantial violations of civil rights, trespassing, and retaliation, seeking $1 million in damages for emotional and psychological distress, along with preventative measures against future retaliation.
For two years, Wojciechowski has been the target of an extensive campaign of code enforcement violations led by city officials. This campaign escalated to criminal allegations, significantly draining her resources as she defended herself against the charges. The City overstepped its bounds by trespassing on her property under the guise of an inspection warrant, looking for additional reasons to add more violations. During this instance, they made derogatory and antisemitic comments about her wealth and home. Despite Wojciechowski’s attempts at every turn to appeal, comply, or communicate with the city, they consistently refused to engage with her, creating insurmountable obstacles that only compounded her emotional distress and financial losses.
The civil complaint contends that the defendants have infringed upon Michelle’s First Amendment and Fourth Amendment rights as per 42 U.S.C § 1983 and 18 U.S.C § 2721. The lawsuit further presents the following causes of action: Unlawful Search and Seizure, Retaliation, Violation of the Driver Privacy Protection Act (DPPA), Malicious Prosecution, Abuse of Process, Negligent Hiring, Negligent Training and Supervision of City Employees and Officials, and Trespassing.
éclat Law, under the leadership of Kevin Ross-Andino, is representing Wojciechowski in this significant suit, which was recently served. Ross-Andino, an experienced attorney known for his tenacity and dedication to justice, is determined to hold the City of New Port Richey accountable for their alleged gross misconduct; simply put, he says, “Justice will FINALLY be served.”
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éclat Law is an innovative litigation law firm dedicated to delivering client-focused solutions in the practice areas of civil rights and employment law, class action lawsuits, complex litigation, and arts and entertainment law. Founded by Kevin Ross-Andino in 2015, the éclat team of experienced attorneys and staff is passionate about serving the needs of clients both in and out of the courtroom.