Discuss what you think about the lawsuit filed recently by the former director of the Solon Center for the Arts against the city.
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Saturday, March 2, 2013
Read the lawsuit filed by Karen Prasser against the city of Solon.
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…
Thursday, January 24, 2013
A trial in the wrongful termination lawsuit against Mayor Susan Drucker is scheduled for September if parties can't reach a deal before that.
UPDATE: The settlement conference scheduled for today was canceled, according to court records. ------ A settlement conference is scheduled for Friday in the wrongful termination lawsuit against Solon Mayor Susan Drucker The conference is scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, and officials with settlement authority are required to attend in person, according to court records. A settlement in the case brought by former mayor's secretary Sally Deitrick against Drucker and the city would prevent the need for a trial, currently slated to begin in late September. Deitrick is Drucker's former secretary. In the lawsuit, Deitrick alleges that Drucker fired her because she was old, and that Drucker had something against the city's older employers. Drucker …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Solon Law Director Tom Lobe provided an update on a lawsuit concerning property at the corner of Miles and SOM Center roads.
A Cuyahoga County judge recently ruled on controversial and long-dormant lawsuit regarding property at the corner of SOM Center and Miles roads. Solon Law Director Tom Lobe told council that a judge had taken action in the lawsuit filed by Parkstone Partners against the city, deciding to rezone the property to a denser residential district. In response, the Solon City Council voted 6-1 on Monday night to appeal the decision. Parkstone Capital Partners has been locked for years in a lawsuit with the city of Solon over rezoning land at Solon's northern border. The undeveloped land at the southeastern corner of Miles and SOM Center roads is zoned for single-family homes. But Parkstone, the land's owner, has been fighting to rezone the …
Thursday, December 29, 2011
This story happened late in the year, but it's garnered tons of attention on the site.
Editor's Note: Between Dec. 27 and New Year's Eve, Solon Patch will count down the top five stories of 2011. We compiled this list in two ways: Feedback from our users and our own editorial judgment. Want to comment on our choices? Head down to the comments section! Top Stories of the Year, No. 3: Deitrick Lawsuit Our No. 3 story of the year comes straight out of City Hall. When city council called a special meeting early on Dec. 8, city officials revealed a doozy of a story: Mayor Susan Drucker's former secretary Sally Deitrick was suing her and the city for wrongful termination. The mayor says that Deitrick was fired for poor performance and being untrustworthy. Deitrick alleges that Drucker was out to get the city's older employees, and…
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 …
Thursday, December 8, 2011
In a lawsuit filed in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court, Sally Deitrick claims that Mayor Susan Drucker fired her because of her age and that her firing is "part of a pattern and practice of age discrimination against older and senior employees of Solon.
Sally Deitrick claims she was fired by Solon Mayor Susan Drucker because of her age, according to a lawsuit the former secretary filed in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court. The 12-page lawsuit (attached to this article) recounts Deitrick's side of how her professional relationship with Drucker deteriorated between 2009, when Drucker won the mayoral race, and her firing in May 2011. Deitrick seeks $250,000 in damages for wrongful termination from both the city of Solon and Drucker. Deitrick's take differs considerably from Drucker's account, which is spelled out in the letter Drucker sent Deitrick notifying her she was being fired. Read a copy of that letter here. Deitrick, who is 60, claims that the mayor began to "target" Solon's older…
Sally Deitrick, a secretary in the mayor's office until her termination earlier this year, has filed a lawsuit against the city and Mayor Susan Drucker.
A former secretary in the mayor's office has filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against the city of Solon and Mayor Susan Drucker. And the city is defending itself by hiring an outside national law firm to handle the case. Sally Deitrick, who worked in the mayor's office, was fired on May 20 for poor job performance, according to her termination letter. She filed a wrongful termination lawsuit Oct. 24 seeking $250,000 in damages, according to court records. Deitrick had worked for the previous mayor Kevin Patton. She was hired by Patton on Dec. 1, 1997. In her letter, Drucker says that the position of mayor's secretary is an "at will" position that serves at the pleasure of the mayor. At the end of her employment with the city, …