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 …
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 …
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 …
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:
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…
Read a copy of the letter Mayor Susan Drucker sent to Sally Deitrick to terminate her job as mayor's secretary.
Sally Deitrick was fired as mayor's secretary in May, but has since filed a wrongful termination lawsuit seeking $250,000 in damages. The crux of the city's defense -- which will be handled by law firm Thompson Hine -- is in the two-page letter dated May 4 that Mayor Susan Drucker sent to Deitrick informing her that she was being fired. In that letter, Drucker outlines a her "continued dissatisfaction" with Deitrick's job performance, who had worked for Solon's previous mayor, Kevin Patton. The letter provides a long list of Drucker's complaints about Deitrick, from routine issues such as not completing daily tasks and improperly keeping the office finances to more serious matters including inappropriately deleting computer files and a "…