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9/21/2012 1:03:00 PM
New Reader Poll: City lawsuit

Kingman City Council has agreed to settle a lawsuit with former Parks and Recreation head Keith Adams, giving him $15,000. Adams retired in 2010, then applied for a job to operate a swimming pool and was not hired. An email from a city employee explaining why he wasn¹t hired apparently sparked the litigation. What do you think?

• Council made the right call.

• Council made a mistake this time.

• I'm applying next time the city has a job opening

• Other

Feel free to leave comments below. Poll is located on the home page, lower right.

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Reader Comments

Posted: Sunday, November 11, 2012
Article comment by: Got Off Cheap

The City got off cheap, I would of went for much more!

Posted: Monday, September 24, 2012
Article comment by: Roger Chant

I agree with the guy above. close this law suit up and move on.

Posted: Sunday, September 23, 2012
Article comment by: Kitty Stimson

I had a similar situation as Mr Adams only I couldn't afford to fight it. I just let them fire me and went on with my life.
It's simply how the city and Mohave County do things. They OWN the people who chose to live here, they can treat people however they want. Then, make laws to cover their a.....
Good for Mr. Adams, he had the money to go far enough to "get paid off", as all of us would be if we could afford the initial court/lawyer fees.

Posted: Sunday, September 23, 2012
Article comment by: Frank Harris

Before voicing my opinion I'd like to read the email.

Posted: Friday, September 21, 2012
Article comment by: Concerned Citizen

In another life I had occasion to make similar distasteful dicisions. I didn't have the ability to share the responsibility with my staff, the decision was mine alone.....which is a lonley place to be but as they say, that's why they pay you the big bucks. While it always bothered me to pay off a bogus lawsuit, the fact is that if a HR employee does something stupid, the city of Kingman is responsible. The city legal team will of course say that we could beat this.....at a major cost to the city....what else would they say. So what do you do? Pay off the guy that filed the suit and write yet another procedure on how to inform someone they didn't get hired for a job.....and wait for the next lawsuit.....

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