Calhoun County Commissioners vote to release settlement agreement
|By Jessica Priest, Victoria Advocate, Texas|
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But officials say the document, which the
The commissioner involved in the case,
"I was not opposed to (releasing) it from the beginning," he said afterward.
He declined to provide the settlement amount.
His Cox decided to settle the case, not him, Lyssy said.
"They treated it like a business decision," he said. "It's been heartbreaking to fight so long and hard and then have this come up."
"The people that have spoken to me about (settlement) are not going to be surprised (by the settlement amount), the other ones, I can't tell you how they will react," Lyssy said.
The agreement should be released "promptly," the 10-day deadline is only for voluminous records,
Larsen wrote letters to the
He is a chairman of the
Assistant Attorney General
Calhoun County Assistant District Attorney
During the Tuesday's commissioner's meeting, Salyer said releasing the document "may subject us to suit," but he did not think Guillen, who he tried to contact numerous times since the parties settled in June, could claim any damages.
Both parties have said the confidentiality clause was not their idea.
The confidentiality clause stipulates the settlement agreement can only be released by court order.
"It could need an order from a federal court," Salyer said. "It was a retired federal judge who did the mediation in
Salyer pointed to
There, the Attorney General compelled the
The former student and part-time work-study program participant who filed suit against the college sued again, claiming the college breached confidentiality by releasing the settlement agreement. The student was not awarded any damages.
"I just want this to be over with," Salyer said Tuesday.
"I don't think any of us had any issue with releasing it,"
If federal Judge
Guillen claimed in the lawsuit that Lyssy filmed her undressing in the office they shared and fired her for complaining about it. No recordings of her undressing were found.
"I sensed disloyalty from my employees," Lyssy said Tuesday of how items at his office went missing and phone calls from constituents went unreturned. "When that's brought to my attention, I have to prove or disprove it."
Lyssy said the district attorney's and human resources' offices as well as the
Costa declared a mistrial after Lyssy fainted during his testimony.
Lyssy, the commissioner of Precinct 2, has filed for re-election. He is a member of the
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