A 16-minute status conference was held Tuesday in U. S. District Court in Jefferson City in the civil rights lawsuit filed against the Attorney General Jay Nixon's office by fired lawyer Marla Grothoff.
Five months have passed since court documents were filed indicating that a settlement had been reached in Ms. Grothoff's lawsuit.
As noted in the Nov. 6 Turner Report, the settlement, the details of which have not been made available, was arrived at that day following a session which was attended by Ms. Grothoff and her attorney Daniel Pingelton, Karen Mitchell, McAdams and Ms. Vasterling of the attorney general's office.
Ms. Grothoff served as an attorney for the Child Support Enforcement Division of the Division of Social Services from 1988 to 2003. When the decision was made to transfer the legal work for that division to the attorney general's office, most of the lawyers were transferred to the attorney general's office, according to Ms. Grothoff's petition, which was originally filed in Boone County Circuit Court, but not Ms. Grothoff.
In her lawsuit, Ms. Grothoff claimed she was discriminated against because she is a quadriplegic with limited use of her hands.
The attorney general has denied Ms. Grothoff's claims.