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Lindell v. City of Mercer Island legal documents available
Here are copies of several key documents regarding the lawsuit brought by former Mercer Island assistant city manager Londi Lindell against the city.
The lawsuit is scheduled to go to jury trial in April.
The suit, filed in United States District Court in Seattle on Dec. 23, 2008 states that Lindell was subject to adverse employment actions, that the defendants named in the suit discriminated against her because of her gender and that her termination lacked due process. The action goes on to say that defendants conspired against Lindell to have her terminated and have continued to retaliate against her since her dismissal. Lindell seeks both monetary and punitive damages from the city.
Along with the City of Mercer Island, City Manager Rich Conrad, City Councilman and Mayor Jim Pearman, Councilman El Jahncke, and City Finance Director Chip Corder are named as defendants in the suit.
Lindell was fired on April 14, 2008. She was hired by the city in 2000 as the city attorney and was promoted to the assistant city manager in late 2006. Prior to her employment on Mercer Island, Lindell was the city attorney and assistant city manager of Federal Way.
Lindell filed an administrative claim for damages seeking an excess of $1 million from the city in 2008.
See all our coverage of the Lindell v. City of Mercer Island lawsuit