Monday, February 23, 2015
Lawsuit officially settled: How much did Mike Johnson cost taxpayers?
The buildings project director and lawsuit magnet, who already cost the district $276,000 in the settlement in the United Metropolitan lawsuit in which Johnson was charged with racism, has cost the district more money (more likely in increased insurance premiums) after Judge David Dally officially approved the settlement and dismissed former custodial supervisor George Abbott's sexual harassment lawsuit against Johnson and the district Friday.
It would be nice if someone would ask for details of the settlement during Tuesday night's televised Board of Education meeting.
The trial for the case, which was filed in 2010, was originally scheduled to begin last week in Jasper County Circuit Court.
George Morris alleged wrongful firing, retaliation, harassment, and sexual harassment against Johnson. Though Huff was not listed as a defendant in the action, he is prominently featured in the lawsuit,
The description of the lawsuit can be found in the February 4 Turner Report.