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Agreement Reached In Kline Lawsuit

KSCB News - December 15, 2011 8:10 am

Kansas officials have agreed to have the
state pay $350,000 to settle a sex discrimination lawsuit against
former Attorney General Phill Kline.
Governor Sam Brownback and top legislative leaders approved the
settlement Wednesday. The money will go to Jacqie Spradling, a
former senior prosecutor in Johnson County.
Kline was Johnson County district attorney when he dismissed
Spradling in April 2007, citing insubordination and a poor
attitude.
But Spradling alleged in a lawsuit filed in Johnson County that
Kline was retaliating against her for complaining about sex
discrimination.
The governor and legislative leaders were involved because they
must approve settlements of lawsuits involving state officials,
including district attorneys.
Kline’s attorney said the settlement arose from negotiations
that he described as tedious.

 

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