A federal judge in Newark has rejected a bid by the Township of Woodbridge and six police officers to dismiss a malicious prosecution suit by former Superior Court Judge Carlia Brady.

In denying a motion for judgment on the pleadings, U.S. District Judge Susan Wigenton of the District of New Jersey rejected defense claims that Brady’s suit revolved around questions that were already answered in other legal proceedings and that the defendants enjoy qualified immunity. The ruling indicates the suit by the former judge won’t be so simple to resolve.

Judge Susan Wigenton, of the U.S. District Court in New Jersey. Photo: Jason Doiy/ALM