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MOGOP Asks Nixon to “Come Clean” on Settlement with Disabled Former Employee

November 13th, 2007 by mopns · No Comments

MOGOP Press Release:

JEFFERSON CITY _ Jay Nixon must come clean with Missourians about his recent settlement with a quadriplegic state worker who was fired by Nixon because of her disability. Missourians also deserve to hear directly from Nixon about the lawsuit including how much taxpayer money is being used to settle the case.

Documents from the U.S. District Court for Western Missouri in Jefferson City show that after eight hours of negotiation a settlement had been reached between Marla Grothoff and Nixon, who has incredibly not been forced to comment on the case. Copies of the settlement document and the complete lawsuit can be found at here.

The Grothoff lawsuit says that the veteran state attorney was fired by Nixon after responsibility for staff attorneys within the Department of Social Service Enforcement Division were handed over to the attorney general’s office. Nixon was sued for discriminating against the disabled worker both as the attorney general and as an individual and inexplicably, only one media outlet has chosen to report on the lawsuit. Read more…

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