A lawsuit filed over two years ago against the City of Nampa is headed to trial after Judge Winmill denied Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment.
Former Deputy Fire Chief Doug Strosnider is suing the city because he believes his termination was a result of issuing Notice and Orders to the owners of two apartment buildings in Nampa, against the Mayor's wishes. The City's attorneys filed a Motion for Summary Judgment at the end of March, attempting to dismiss Mr. Strosnider's claims before the case went to trial. Judge Winmill denied the Motion and the trial will likely be set for the end of the year.
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Homedale School District has agreed to pay $225,000 to Gloria Lejardi to settle her wrongful termination claims. The case was filed in U.S. District Court in Boise in December of 2014, and came to a resolution during mediation in mid-June.
Strindberg & Scholnick attorneys Erika Birch and Erik Strindberg were able to help former school registrar after she was fired for refusing to make changes to a student's transcript, and then not being given a proper grievance hearing, nor being informed of the grievance process.
Earlier this year, U.S. District of Idaho Judge B. Lynn Winmill ruled that the school district had violated state law when it denied Ms. Lejardi a grievance procedure, referencing the State Department of Education’s ethics code and the school district’s curriculum policy in making his decision.
In addition to the monetary award, the school district will also remove the final negative performance evaluation from Ms. Lejardi’s record and provide her with a positive recommendation letter to seek future employment. They will also implement a new policy that identifies a grievance policy for classified employees, helping future classified employees of the district.
In an interview with the Owyhee Avalanche, attorney Erika Birch stated that “the law firm hopes that the message has been received by the district and they certainly think twice before they try to step on somebody’s rights again.”
Doug Strosnider, represented by Strindberg & Scholnick, LLC, recently filed a lawsuit against the city of Nampa, Idaho. Mr. Strosnider was a 22-year veteran of the Nampa Fire Department and had served as a deputy chief and fire marshal. Mr. Strosnider was terminated after he pushed for more fire protection in two apartment buildings in Nampa. Mr. Strosnider's complaint also claims that he felt resistance from Nampa Mayor, Bob Henry, after he made plans to issue notices to the two buildings and that he was terminated after he contacted the Fair Housing Agency in regard to statements made by a representative of one of the buildings that they did not allow persons with disabilities or handicaps to live in the building. An article and video about the story can be found below:
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