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Danville Settles Wrongful Demotion Case

The City of Danville, in central Kentucky, settled a lawsuit with its former chief financial officer, reports the Lexington Herald Leader.

The plaintiff, Spencer Rodgers, alleged that he was demoted after an investigation of the mishandling of city finances in 2007. The lawsuit was filed in Boyle Circuit Court in October 2008.

The City has agreed to pay Rodgers a total of $125,000, with $75,000 coming from city funds and an additional $50,000 from the city’s insurer. In addition, Rodgers will continue as an IT technician for six weeks and will receive letters of reference. If you have also been demoted or fired because you participated in an investigation, you should contact a Kentucky attorney to find out if you have a case.