|By Beth Brelje, Pocono Record, Stroudsburg, Pa.|
|McClatchy-Tribune Information Services|
The insurance company was to cover the township in the event of a lawsuit that resulted in a payout to a litigant. But it was the township that ended up on the hook for a
"We have taken the position that there was some bad faith on the part of the insurance carrier," Westfall Solicitor
Bernathy advised supervisors to authorize litigation against
"We hope the suit has merit, and we are able to recover the settlement," Bernathy said.
The company did not return a call seeking comment Wednesday.
Dombrosky had been suspended from the
While suspended, the
Officers from the former departments were hired, but the new department had no room for another employee, and the commission, which did not exist when Dombrosky was suspended, had made no promise to rehire him, court papers stated.
A little more than a month after
Dombrosky filed a complaint in federal court in
The parties settled in 2012 with the payout split between Dombrosky and his attorney.
In 2012, the Pocono Record sought documents regarding the insurer, to learn whether the township had the proper insurance coverage, but the township refused to provide the paperwork, saying it was privileged information and part of potential litigation.
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