Chris Christie is clearing up a seemingly false statement that he made on Friday, when he said that there had not been a lawsuit over his 2002 car accident in which he injured a motorcyclist after he turned the wrong way onto a one-way street.
In fact, the man that Christie hit, Andre Mendcona, had filed a lawsuit in 2004. It was dismissed two months later, implying a possible out-of-court settlement. For his part, Christie has now told NJN’s Zachary Fink that he’d never actually been served with the lawsuit.
Mendonca’s attorney Stanley Marcus told me that, without going into private details that would require the permission of his client, he never actually interacted with Christie. “I didn’t talk to him, he didn’t talk to me,” said Marcus. “He may have talked to the insurance company.”