Homeless man's civil suit against Burlington County couple put on hold

The lawyer for Kate McClure and Mark D'Amico asked for a delay.

David Madden
September 07, 2018 - 7:23 pm
Last October, Johnny Bobbitt used his last $20 to buy gas for Kate McClure, who was stranded on I-95. McClure, in return, created a GoFundMe campaign with her boyfriend, Mark D'Amico, to raise money for Bobbitt to thank him.

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MOUNT HOLLY, NJ (KYW Newsradio) -- A judge has granted a 90 day delay in the civil case filed in Burlington County, New Jersey on behalf of the homeless man who befriended a Florence couple and was thanked with a GoFundMe campaign that raised over $400,000. The lawsuit is seeking to recover funds from the couple.
The lawyer for Kate McClure and Mark D'Amico has asked for a delay, citing Thursday's raid by law enforcement where documents and a BMW were seized from the couple's home as part of a criminal investigation.  

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Attorney Ernest Badway, in his petition, raises the possibility one or both of his clients "will likely be indicted," which would leave him and his firm "unable to continue our representation of them in this matter."

Badway asked for a delay until the criminal investigation is complete, and attorneys for Johnny Bobbitt did not oppose the motion.

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Judge Paula Dow granted a halt to the civil case until December 7.

GoFundMe has pledged to provide the money to make Bobbitt whole, with funds placed in a trust.