Former City Manager Files Lawsuit Against Port Richey
Ellen Posivach recently filed lawsuits for defamation and a breach of contract, the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Former Tarpon Springs city manager Ellen Posivach is filing a lawsuit against State Rep. John Legg, the city of Port Richey and three members of the Port Richey City Council, the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Posivach was fired from the city of Port Richey in February of 2011 for allegedly making two purchases without the board's consent. When she requested a $90,000 payout, the city was advised by its labor attorney to not comply. Posivach received no severance pay, and Legg "blasted" the idea of the payout, the Times reports.
Legg even wrote a letter to former Port Richey mayor Richard Rober urging him to think twice about the payout, according to the report.
It has been almost two years since his reaction, but Legg's public comments have led Posivach to file a lawsuit against him. Posivach is claiming that the remarks were damaging to her reputation, the Times reports.
That's not all. Posivach is also filing lawsuits against the city of Port Richey for a breach of contract and three city council members for defamation.
On Wednesday, Legg didn't seem too worried about the lawsuit, according to the Times:
"I kind of wear it as a badge of honor," Legg said of the lawsuit. "It's obviously a frivolous lawsuit that unfortunately is going to cost the taxpayers money. I would write a letter any day of the week against golden parachutes that allow ineffective bureaucrats to be bailed out."
Read more in the Times' story.