Sources have told Niagara Times of an interesting situation playing out in North Tonawanda. From what we have learned, a case was filed in the Supreme Court on 10/29/2004. The case involves North Tonawanda resident Scott Scibisz vs. City of NT, and centers around a claim of relief to recover money damages for personal injuries.
On the evening of Aug 1, 2003, Scibisz was participating in a softball game on a City operated field. While doing so, Scibisz was struck by a softball bat thrown by a fellow participant. In court papers, Scibisz' attorney alleges that the City of NT failed in its responsibility of directing, conducting, and supervising the participants and making sure that hazardous conditions did not exist and failing to make sure that the use and design of Felton Field, and in particular the players' bench area along the first base line, was safe for participants.
At face value, nothing out of the ordinary. Until one takes into consideration that, at present, North Tonawanda Mayoral Assistant Jeff Mis is still the attorney of record and representing Scibisz. Yes, Mayor Larry Soos' right hand man is representing a client in a lawsuit against the same city that employs him. That, my friends, is a serious conflict of interest.
This case is set to go to court on March 12th.