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A mosque is proposed for 109 E. 24th St., Bayonne, New Jersey. A mosque is proposed for 109 E. 24th St., Bayonne, New Jersey.

The city of Bayonne, New Jersey, has agreed to a $400,000 settlement of a suit claiming it denied a zoning variance for construction of a mosque based on anti-Muslim bias.

The signed settlement agreement, filed in U.S. District Court in Newark on Wednesday, calls for the city to pay $120,000 to the plaintiff group, which went under the name of Bayonne Muslims, and $280,000 to the law firm that represented it, Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler of New York.

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Charles Toutant

Charles Toutant is a litigation writer for the New Jersey Law Journal.

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