It seems like every fall, something new trickles out of a lawsuit brought by two former employees of the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (CHRO) — Paula Ross and Valerie Kennedy. The two employees claimed that they were the victims of discrimination by an agency responsible for investigating complaints of discrimination. You can find my prior posts about the case here and here.
So what’s happened since then? Well, as of late last month, the case settled on undisclosed (as of yet) terms with both parties assuming their own fees and costs. The parties filed a stipulation of dismissal last month confirming the settlement.
Of course, the settlement will leave unanswered other intriguing questions such as whether there was any factual basis to the claims and whether they were having any issues with their attorney. In a motion for extension of time filed by the State in August, counsel indicated that "Plaintiff’s counsel has communicated that she may have to file a motion to withdraw her appearance."