Faction, age caused firing says Johnson

Faction, age caused firing says Johnson

There are 8 comments on the Lincoln Journal story from Oct 31, 2013, titled Faction, age caused firing says Johnson. In it, Lincoln Journal reports that:

The recently dismissed Lincoln County Commission administrator last week filed a civil action in Lincoln County Circuit Court against the county's three commissioners individually and in their capacities as commission members.

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what i think

Hamlin, WV

#1 Oct 31, 2013
Doesn't seem that Judy did any wrong to me. They fired her for overtime and sick leave fraud in the beginning. Looks like she has proof that it was approved. Unless they have more than that on her she may get some monetary damages even with the terrible lawyer.
The Chicago Way

Chicago, IL

#2 Oct 31, 2013
what i think wrote:
Doesn't seem that Judy did any wrong to me. They fired her for overtime and sick leave fraud in the beginning. Looks like she has proof that it was approved. Unless they have more than that on her she may get some monetary damages even with the terrible lawyer.
Over the years Judy did much wrong. She was a player in the local political game that dispensed goodies to political cronies (usually paid for by federal dollars).

More than likely her strategy is the County will settle rather an expend the money to defend the suit.

Judy was an "at will" employee. This should be thrown out on a summary judgment.

The fact the competing political factions becomes an element of a lawsuit is stunning. The "from a different faction" pretty well establishes she was engaging in political activity. Yet, she expects her job to apolitical. The depositions in this case could uncover enormous graft and corruption in this county.

This is a poorly written suit. What employment policies were violated and how? How did the age become an issue.

It lacks specifics. One can only conclude the Plaintiff is throwing crap at a wall and hopes that some will stick.
what i think

Hamlin, WV

#3 Oct 31, 2013
The Chicago Way wrote:
<quoted text>Over the years Judy did much wrong. She was a player in the local political game that dispensed goodies to political cronies (usually paid for by federal dollars).

More than likely her strategy is the County will settle rather an expend the money to defend the suit.

Judy was an "at will" employee. This should be thrown out on a summary judgment.

The fact the competing political factions becomes an element of a lawsuit is stunning. The "from a different faction" pretty well establishes she was engaging in political activity. Yet, she expects her job to apolitical. The depositions in this case could uncover enormous graft and corruption in this county.

This is a poorly written suit. What employment policies were violated and how? How did the age become an issue.

It lacks specifics. One can only conclude the Plaintiff is throwing crap at a wall and hopes that some will stick.
Lincoln County politics and it's political
Factions are the crap on the wall. Take notice of the article and the fact that Stevens also brought in another firm from charleston. Politics, favoritism, cronyism has plagued this state for decades. Understandable why we rank near the bottom for education, wealth, and nearly every other important factor.Democrats have ruined this country and have destroyed this state.
concerned

West Hamlin, WV

#4 Oct 31, 2013
the chicago way is 1oo percent correct,everyone in the county knows her and her husbands poitical ties and finally it,s caught up with her.i hope this frivious law suit cost her dearly and Not the tax payers of lincoln county!!!!! their should be a conflict of interst as far as stevens to represent her,what are they thinking!!! judy needs to speak up and expose the truth of more corruption that has taken place at the courthouse in the past!!! I,am sure they can find a place for these criminals In these federal get a way institutions!!!!
The Chicago Way

Chicago, IL

#5 Oct 31, 2013
concerned wrote:
the chicago way is 1oo percent correct,everyone in the county knows her and her husbands poitical ties and finally it,s caught up with her.i hope this frivious law suit cost her dearly and Not the tax payers of lincoln county!!!!! their should be a conflict of interst as far as stevens to represent her,what are they thinking!!! judy needs to speak up and expose the truth of more corruption that has taken place at the courthouse in the past!!! I,am sure they can find a place for these criminals In these federal get a way institutions!!!!
There will be a flurry of ruling post Defendant answer. The first will be to move it to a neutral venue which would probably be Kanawha County. For this thing to proceed there are a number of matters of law. It is unlikely she can win on the at will employee issue as well as the age discrimination issue. The other two claims are fluff. It is unlikely this will get past the judge (law issues) and to a jury for the facts issues.

This lawsuit is very risky for someone that has been the face of corruption in Lincoln County for many years.
concerned

West Hamlin, WV

#6 Nov 2, 2013
totally agee with the chicago way!!
Sad

West Newton, PA

#7 Nov 2, 2013
Lincoln County politics are a joke. I was lucky enough to grow up in Kanawha county and still reside there to this day. I have alot of family in Lincoln County though and I hate that they have to endure year after year of cheating, lying, stealing and general tomfoolery when it comes to politics. They have let Ron Gregory come back to roost for Christ sake after every other county within a 150 mile radius have ran him off. Lol. My heart goes out to the poor souls of Lincoln County. You guys are more than welcome to relocate to Kanawha County, we would love to have you folks. Let the likes of Gregory and Matthews run a county of corn fields and squirrels.
A start

Hamlin, WV

#8 Nov 3, 2013
Seems to me like Lincoln County is finally straightening things out.

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