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  • * UPDATE *** BREAKING NEWS **** SORACE SNAPS AT DASTRA!

    Posted on January 10th, 2018 Becky 1 comment

    —  5:15 pm – I just spoke with attorney Jared A. Jacobson of Jacobson & Rooks LLC who represent Jessica Padilla. The case has settled. There will be more tomorrow.

    —  ADDITIONAL UPDATE There is a question whether Jessica Padilla’s lawsuit against former Sheriff Mark Reese and the County of Lancaster is totally settled. The order signed by the judge yesterday and published below dismisses the County of Lancaster from the suit (see Christina Hausner’s email also below). Does this order also mean that a settlement was reached between Padilla and Mark Reese?
         I have multiple calls in to various parties to obtain an absolute answer to that question. To the best of my current knowledge, the judge’s order indicates that a settlement was reached between the remaining parties to the action. I hope to be able to conclusively verify that shortly.

    *** UPDATE ***

         This email in from Christina Hausner, Lancaster County Solicitor:

    On January 9, 2018, United States Magistrate Judge Henry S. Perkin ordered that Lancaster County be dismissed as a party to the lawsuit filed in federal court last year by Plaintiff Jessica Padilla.   

    Ms. Padilla had in her lawsuit named both the County and Sheriff Mark Reese as defendants, and alleged harm as a result of Sheriff Reese’s sexual harassment.  As soon as the County was notified of Reese’s conduct, the County immediately initiated an investigation, insured that Reese did not return to the Sheriff’s office, restricted Reese’s access to County buildings and email and recovered all County property from him.  Because of the County’s prompt and effective actions, it is appropriate that Plaintiff’s Complaint against the County was dismissed.  

    We are pleased that this litigation is over for the County, and that no additional County resources need be utilized in defense of the lawsuit.  The County will continue its strong commitment to provide a work environment free from discrimination and harassment by providing training and encouraging prompt reporting of any violations of County policy.   

    Any resolution of the lawsuit between Ms. Padilla and Mark Reese in his capacity as a former independently elected official is a matter between those parties and Travelers Insurance Company.  Any resolution will not be with County funds and will not involve County approval.   

    Christina L. Hausner
    Lancaster County Solicitor

    *** BREAKING NEWS ***

    PADILLA WINS SETTLEMENT

    Padilla

          A settlement was reached yesterday in Jessica Padilla’s federal lawsuit against former Sheriff Mark Reese for sexual harassment. It is unknown if the amount of the settlement will be released to the public.

    *****

    “ONLY FIVE DAYS!”

                    

         City council met twice last night and you can watch both meetings here. The committee meeting was held before the city council meeting. It was rescheduled from Monday night due to the weather.
         New Mayor Danene Sorace snapped angrily at Tony Dastra who live-streams the meetings and ran for mayor as an Independent. “I’ve only been in office five days, Mr. Dastra!” she told him in response to a question about the CRIZ and 101NQ.
         I thought her whole campaign was based on the premise that she was ready to hit the ground running having been on city council for four years?
         Dastra held his ground and for once, there were many members of the public in attendance, opposing the new garage and speaking up.
          Is change in the wind?
    Please check back later today.

     

    One response to “* UPDATE *** BREAKING NEWS **** SORACE SNAPS AT DASTRA!”

    1. Reminds of that episode of MASH. NOW LOOK. THIS IS A PRESS CONFERENCE. THE LAST THING I WANT TO DO IS ANSWER A LOT OF QUESTIONS

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