Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Will Sally Dietrick and the Mayor Susan Drucker and the city of Solon reach a deal to avoid a trial in September?
Sally Deitrick and Solon Mayor Susan Drucker are seeking to work out a deal in private to avoid going to trial in Deitrick's wrongful termination lawsuit against Drucker and the city, court records show. A settlement conference had been scheduled for Jan. 25 but was later canceled. Court records show that both parties decided to cancel that conference in an effort to "privately mediate the case." If a deal is worked out between the parties, there will be no need for a trial, which is set to begin in late September. The next scheduled action in the lawsuit is a pre-trial conferenc scheduled for Sept. 5. Trial would begin Sept. 23. Deitrick is Drucker's former secretary. In the lawsuit, Deitrick alleges that Drucker fired her because she was…
Monday, December 10, 2012
If the parties can't reach a settlement, Sally Deitrick's wrongful termination trial against the city of Solon and Mayor Susan Drucker will go to trial in 2013.
If no settlement is reached, Sally Deitrick's wrongful termination trial against Mayor Susan Drucker and the city of Solon will go to trial next year. According to records at the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court, Judge Peter J. Corrigan has set a trial date of Sept. 23, 2013. No more continuances will be granted in the lawsuit, which was filed in October 2011. So unless a settlement is reached, the case will be heard. A settlement conference has also been scheduled for Jan. 25, so that will give both sides a chance to work out a deal. Sally Deitrick has filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against the city and Mayor Susan Drucker. Deitrick is Drucker's former secretary. In her lawsuit, Deitrick alleges that Drucker fired her because she …
Monday, September 10, 2012
A settlement conference and, if necessary, a trial in Sally Deitrick's lawsuit against Mayor Susan Drucker has been pushed into next year.
A decision in the wrongful termination and age discrimination lawsuit filed by former Solon employee Sally Deitrick likely won't come until 2013, court records show. In August, attorneys representing the city and Mayor Susan Drucker asked for an extension, which was granted. A settlement conference is now scheduled for Jan. 10 and, if necessary, a trial date is set for March 11. The extension comes after the judge declined to dismiss the lawsuit in May. A settlement conference had been previously scheduled for Nov. 8. Deitrick alleges in the complaint that Drucker fired her because she was old, and that Drucker had an ax to grind against the city's older employers. Drucker countered that Deitrick was unreliable, untrustworthy and bad at …
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
We catch you up on the age discrimination and wrongful termination lawsuit filed last year by former mayor's assistant Sally Deitrick against the city of Solon and Mayor Susan Drucker.
A judge declined to dismiss Sally Deitrick's wrongful termination and age discrimination lawsuit against Solon and Mayor Susan Drucker, court records show. Is a settlement next? Perhaps. The next event in the case is a settlement conference scheduled for Nov. 8, according to the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas. The wrongful termination and age discrimination lawsuit filed by the former mayor's assistant against the city has spent months wending its way through the legal process. The suit was filed in November 2011. After asking Judge Peter J. Corrigan in January to dismiss the lawsuit, the judge ruled last month against the city, denying its attorneys motion to dismiss. It's important to point out that denying the dismissal is a …
Thursday, January 5, 2012
The city denies Sally Deitrick's allegations against the city and the mayor, arguing that the lawsuit was designed to "embarrass and harass the mayor and the city without any basis in law."
Attorneys for Solon were in court last week to defend the city and Mayor Susan Drucker against a wrongful firing lawsuit filed by the mayor's former secretary. Attached to this post is the motion to dismiss and their counter to Deitrick's original lawsuit, which were filed in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court on Dec. 28. Representing the city is Nancy Barnes from Thompson Hine, which was hired by the city to handle the case, and Law Director Thomas Lobe.
The attorney representing the city of Solon and Mayor Susan Drucker was in court last week.
The city has begun its defending itself against the wrongful termination lawsuit filed by the mayor's former secretary. The attorney representing the city of Solon and Mayor Susan Drucker in a wrongful termination lawsuit was in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court last week, asking Judge Peter J. Corrigan to dismiss the lawsuit. Attorneys for the city also filed an answer and counter-claim to Deitrick's original complaint, in which the former mayor's secretary accused Drucker and the city of wrongfully firing her because of her age and a pattern of discriminating against Solon's older workers. But city officials have said that Drucker fired Deitrick only for performance problems. Those problems, city officials say, are outlined in the …
Sunday, December 11, 2011
Missed our coverage of Sally Deitrick's lawsuit against the city and the mayor? Here's links to our coverage.
The big story of the week was the revelation that former secretary in the mayor's office Sally Deitrick has filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against the city and Mayor Susan Drucker. Deitrick alleges in the complaint that Drucker fired her because she was old, and that Drucker had something against the city's older employers. Drucker countered that Deitrick was unreliable, untrustworthy and bad at her job. If you missed any of our coverage of this story, then here is a roundup of all the important parts. The Basics: Deitrick's Side of the Story: Her Lawsuit: Drucker's Side of the Story: Her Letter: Why the city hired a law firm to handle the case:
Friday, December 9, 2011
Solon City Council decided to hire Thompson Hine to handle Sally Deitrick's wrongful termination lawsuit against the city and Mayor Susan Drucker.
Solon Vice Mayor Ed Kraus said the city decided to hire an outside law firm to handle a wrongful termination lawsuit against the city because of potential conflicts of interest and the firm's expertise in dealing with these kinds of cases. It's unclear how much the city is going to be paying Thompson Hine, a national law firm with an office in Cleveland, to handle the case. City officials said payment deals were still being worked out. But Kraus, who represents Ward 6 and is an attorney himself, said the city had good reasons to bring in outside legal help rather than rely on the city's Law Director Tom Lobe. "Sometimes when it involves an internal employee situation and matter, sometimes it's best to hire outside because of any potential …