Kansas City to pay $500K to settle lawsuit

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — The Kansas City Council has agreed to settle the seventh of eight discrimination lawsuits stemming from the reorganization of the city prosecutor’s office.

The council on Thursday approved a $500,000 settlement with Cynthia Holmes, a former assistant city prosecutor. The settlement brings the total taxpayer outlay to nearly $2 million for the seven lawsuits. The remaining case is set for a September trial.

The Kansas City Star reports (http://bit.ly/1mZguV7) the eight related lawsuits stem from converting the Kansas City municipal prosecutor’s office in 2011 from 16 part-time prosecutors to eight full-time prosecutors.

Eight attorneys who had worked for years as part-time prosecutors who filed lawsuits applied for the new full-time jobs but were not selected. They alleged age, gender and/or race discrimination because several younger, less experienced lawyers were hired.


Information from: The Kansas City Star, http://www.kcstar.com

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