Lonegan: John McCann’s Lost Malpractice Suit “Deeply Troubling and Disturbing”

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April 19, 2018

Lonegan: John McCann’s Lost Malpractice Suit
“Deeply Troubling and Disturbing”

McCann Paid Out Over $92,000 in Damages Involving Real Estate Deal Steeped in “Irregularities”

Hackensack, NJ -- Mayor Steve Lonegan is calling the circumstances surrounding a malpractice lawsuit against his District 5 primary opponent, John McCann, “deeply troubling and disturbing.”

Court documents show that the Congressional candidate lost the lawsuit to divorcee, Gail Lindsley, then of Harrington Park, who accused him of failing to provide adequate representation in relation to a real estate transaction involving her home of 25-plus years and another property in Dumont, NJ.

The 26-count complaint alleged, in part, that John McCann:

  • “[F]ailed to adequately investigate the transaction that occurred at the time of the closing”;
  • “[F]ailed to adequately advise Plaintiff as to the contract on the property and the promissory note that Plaintiff signed”; and
  • “[F]ailed to properly provide for the protection of Plaintiff’s assets within the terms of the sale…”

The case, which originated in 2006 and was adjudicated in 2011, resulted in the Congressional candidate having to pay out over $92,000 in damages as a consequence of his negligence.

“The circumstances of this case are deeply troubling and disturbing. John McCann got his pants sued off because he apparently bungled a simple real estate transaction on behalf of Ms. Lindsley,” asserted Lonegan. “And when she needed his help the most, he told her he couldn’t represent her any longer because he was then representing the man who apparently tried to swindle her – and who had recommended she hire McCann as her attorney in the first place.”

“I don’t know how anyone in the 5th District could trust John McCann to represent them when he failed to represent one innocent woman who simply wanted to sell her home and pay off her mortgage. It’s beyond belief,” said Lonegan.

All relevant court documents pertaining to the McCann malpractice suit can be found by visiting MalpracticeMcCann.com.


Lonegan has already been endorsed by U.S. Senator Rand Paul, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, Former Presidential Candidate Steve Forbes, Corey Lewandowski, Former Trump Campaign Manager, Dave Bossie, Former Trump Campaign Deputy Campaign Manager, The Tea Party Express, Senator Gerry Cardinale, Senator Mike Doherty, Senator Joe Pennacchio, Senator Steve Oroho, Assemblyman Parker Space, Assemblyman Hal Wirths, Assemblyman John DiMaio, Assemblyman Erik Peterson, Assemblywoman Betty Lou DeCroce, Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi, Warren County Freeholder Director Richard D. Gardner, Warren County Freeholder Deputy Director Edward J. Smith, Warren County Freeholder Jason J. Sarnoski, Sussex County Freeholder Deputy Director Sylvia Petillo, Sussex County Freeholder Herbert Yardley, Former Sussex County Freeholder Phillip Crabb, Mrs. Ann Kievit, President of the Northwest New Jersey Taxpayers' Association, Rev. Greg Quinlan, President of the Center for Garden State Families on behalf of New Jersey for a Conservative Majority, Alexander Roubian, President of the New Jersey Second Amendment Society (NJ2AS), New Jersey Right to Life PAC, The Jewish Voice and Opinion, and Sussex County State Committeewoman Jill Space.

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Common-sense conservative Republican Steve Lonegan is a loving father, grandfather, and a successful business owner who will make jobs, term limits, and lower taxes his primary focus as our next congressman. Steve is hardworking, outspoken, and dedicated to you and your family. Steve has a lifelong record of selfless public service. Steve has taken on the tough fights that few others will. Steve and his wife Lorraine (Rossi), who have been longtime parishioners of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Bogota, live in Hackensack and have two adult daughters, Katharine and Brooke.

Steve Lonegan for Congress